Addition of ammonia, water, and dihydrogen across a single Pd-Pd bond. Academic Article uri icon


  • Pincer-supported Pd alkyl complexes (PNP)PdR undergo photochemical conversion to a dimeric (PNP)Pd-Pd(PNP) complex with a single Pd-Pd bond. Dissociation of the dimer into monomeric (PNP)Pd species is kinetically accessible thermally and photochemically. (PNP)Pd-Pd(PNP) reacts with ammonia, water, and dihydrogen by adding the H-X bond of the substrate (X = NH2, OH, H) across the Pd-Pd bond. For ammonia, this represents a rare example of conversion of NH3 to terminal hydride and amide ligands by a bimetallic complex. Copyright 2007 American Chemical Society.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Fafard, C. M., Adhikari, D., Foxman, B. M., Mindiola, D. J., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 169

complete list of authors

  • Fafard, Claudia M||Adhikari, Debashis||Foxman, Bruce M||Mindiola, Daniel J||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • August 2007