Dioxygen activation by an organometallic Pd(ii) precursor: formation of a Pd(iv)-OH complex and its C-O bond formation reactivity

Fengrui Qu, Julia R. Khusnutdinova, Nigam P. Rath, Liviu M. Mirica

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Abstract

The complex (Me3tacn)PdII(CH2CMe2C6H4) is readily oxidized by O2 or H2O2 to yield the PdIV-OH complex [(Me3tacn)PdIV(OH)(CH2CMe2C6H4)]+. Thermolysis of this product leads to the selective C(sp2)-O reductive elimination of 2-tert-butylphenol, no C(sp3)-O elimination product being detected. This system represents a rare example of selective C(sp2)-O bond formation that is relevant to Pd-catalyzed aerobic C-H hydroxylation reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3036-3039
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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