Retardation of β-hydrogen elimination in PNP Pincer complexes of Pd
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A series of new alkyl and alkoxide (FPNP)Pd complexes have been synthesized. The alkyls and alkoxides containing β-hydrogens display remarkable thermal stability. Thermal decomposition of (FPNP)PdOEt is very slow in pure C6D6 but is accelerated by the addition of EtOH co-solvent. It is proposed that the β-hydrogen elimination from (FPNP)Pd-OCH2R occurs via dissociation of the alkoxide anion. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Fafard, C. M., & Ozerov, O. V.