Dichlorido{[(diphenyl-phosphino)meth-yl]bis-(2-methyl-phen-yl) phosphine-2 P,P′}palladium(II)

Ansonia H. Badgett, Danielle L. Gray, Quinetta D. Shelby

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In the title compound, [PdCl2(C27H86P2)] or PdCl2[(C 6H5)2PCH8P(C6H4CH 3)2], the palladium center has a distorted square-planar geometry. There are two crystallographically independent mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit. The dihedral angle between the PdP2 and PdCl2 planes is 2.95 (4)° in one independent mol-ecule and 5.15 (4)° in the other. The P- Pd- P and P- C- P bond angles are significantly distorted because of the small bite angle of the chelating (bis-phosphino)methane ligand. The steric demands of the substituted rings in the mixed ligand cause a slight elongation of the Pd- P(C6H4CH3)2 bond relative to the Pd- P(C 6H5)2 bond. In one molecule the tolyl ring shows positional disorder in a 0.58 (2):0.42 (2) ratio, in the other molecule the phenyl ring shows positional disorder in a 0.838 (9):0.162 (9) ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m1233-m1234
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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