Retardation of β-hydrogen elimination in PNP Pincer complexes of Pd Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fafard, C. M., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 39

publication date

  • January 2007