Variable-temperature 1H NMR studies of the reaction of cationic (α-diimine)Pd-alkyl complexes with alkenes are presented. The studies reveal that vinyl bromide coordinates to the Pd(II)-Me complex followed by migratory insertion and β-bromo elimination, to generate free propene. Propene further reacts to give β-agostic Pd(II)-tert-butyl species. From the reactions with vinyl bromide, stable chloro-bridged dicationic Pd complex was isolated and characterized. For a series of alkenes (CH2=CHX), the rate for migratory insertion decreases as follows: X = CO2Me > Br > H > Me.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry