Structure and electronic properties of Pd(III) complexes

Liviu M. Mirica, Julia R. Khusnutdinova

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Despite the rich chemistry of palladium in oxidation states of 0, +2, and +4, no Pd III coordination compounds have been reported until the 1980s. Moreover, while Pd complexes are among the most commonly used catalysts in organometallic chemistry, the first organometallic Pd III complexes have only been reported in 2006. Since then, a significant number of Pd III complexes have been isolated, characterized, and proposed as active catalytic intermediates in the functionalization of CH bonds, oxidatively induced CC bond formation reactions, as well as radical insertion and addition reactions. This review provides an overview of the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of mononuclear and dinuclear Pd III complexes. A detailed understanding of the steric and electronic properties of Pd III complexes should provide insight for the development of novel catalysts for multi-electron redox reactions and various organometallic transformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-314
Number of pages16
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 5 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical oxidation
  • Dinuclear Pd(III) complexes
  • EPR
  • Electrolysis
  • Mononuclear Pd(III) complexes
  • Pd catalysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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