Reactivity of a Pd(I)-Pd(I) dimer with O2: monohapto Pd superoxide and dipalladium peroxide in equilibrium. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Pd(I)-Pd(I) dimer [((F)PNP)Pd-](2) reacts with O(2) upon exposure to light to produce either the superoxide ((F)PNP)PdO(2) or the peroxide [((F)PNP)PdO-](2), which exist in equilibrium with free O(2). Both complexes contain square-planar Pd(II) centers. The unpaired electron density in ((F)PNP)PdO(2) is localized on the superoxide ligand.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Huacuja, R., Graham, D. J., Fafard, C. M., Chen, C., Foxman, B. M., Herbert, D. E., ... Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 48

complete list of authors

  • Huacuja, Rafael||Graham, Daniel J||Fafard, Claudia M||Chen, Chun-Hsing||Foxman, Bruce M||Herbert, David E||Alliger, Glen||Thomas, Christine M||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • March 2011