Discrete Air-Stable Nickel(II) Palladium(II) Complexes as Catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura Reactions Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 American Chemical Society. Four novel bidentate phosphine-Pd complexes coordinated by NiN2S2 metallodithiolate ligands were synthesized and characterized, including XRD analysis; these redox-active complexes are stable in air, and they survive column chromatography on silica gel. The Ni-Pd bimetallic complexes are demonstrated to be precatalyst for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reactions. The best of these has an overall yield of over 99% under only 1% catalyst loading. The role of NiN2S2 as a stabilizing bidentate ligand that is also oxidizable may account for its efficacy in the support of the catalysis.

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altmetric score

  • 3.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhao, T., Ghosh, P., Martinez, Z., Liu, X., Meng, X., & Darensbourg, M. Y.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Zhao, Tiankun||Ghosh, Pokhraj||Martinez, Zachary||Liu, Xufeng||Meng, Xianggao||Darensbourg, Marcetta Y

publication date

  • May 2017