A versatile palladium synthon: [Pd(NHC)(PhC≡CPh)]

Francis Bru, Mathieu Lesieur, Albert Poater, Alexandra Slawin, Luigi Cavallo, Catherine Cazin*

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The synthesis and isolation of [Pd(NHC)(PhC≡CPh)] complexes are reported. These new 14-electron Pd(0)-complexes are key synthons leading to known palladium(0) and palladium(II) species, as well as permitting access to unprecedented mixed NHC-phosphite palladium(0) complexes.This motif permits the facile catalytic hydrosilylation of allenes. DFT calculations have allowed to characterize the relatively weak interaction between the metal and the diphenylacetylene ligand, with a comparison with a series of ligands with more or less coordinating power, bearing varied structural and electronic effects.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202201917
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
VolumeEarly View
Early online date5 Oct 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Oct 2022


  • Alkyne ligands
  • Carbene ligands
  • Homogeous catalysis
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Palladium


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