Synthesis of palladacycles employing iminoisoindolines as monoanionic bidentate ligands

Jackson M. Chitanda, Demyan E. Prokopchuk, J. Wilson Quail, Stephen R. Foley

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A series of air- and moisture-stable iminoisoindoline-based palladacycles have been prepared in two operationally simple steps from commercially available reagents. para-Substituted N,N′-diphenyliminoisoindoline ligands are easily synthesized from phthalaldehyde and para-substituted anilines and further reaction of the iminoisoindoline ligands with Pd(OAc)2 in dichloromethane at room temperature results in formation of six-membered [C,N] dinuclear cyclopalladated complexes with the general formula [(iminoisoindoline)Pd(μ-OAc)]2. The resulting palladacyclic complexes were tested as precatalysts in Heck and Suzuki coupling reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6023-6029
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number43
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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