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"triple-Decker Sandwich" Containing Planar B2E2Pd Ring (E = S or Se)
, Joseph B., Prakash R., Bag R.
Published in American Chemical Society (ACS)
Volume: 59
Issue: 22
Pages: 16272 - 16280
In an effort to generate triple-decker complexes comprising a PdCl2moiety in the middle deck, we have explored the reactivity of [(Cp*M)2μ-B2H2E2], 1-4 (1: M = Co, E = S; 2: M = Co, E = Se; 3: M = Rh, E = Se; and 4: M = Ir, E = Se; Cp∗ = Î5-C5Me5), with [PdCl2(COD)] (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene). The reactions led to the formation of a series of trinuclear heterometallic triple-decker complexes, [(Cp*M)2μ-B2H2E2Pd(Cl)2], 5-8 (5: M = Co, E = S; 6: M = Co, E = Se; 7: M = Rh, E = Se; and 8: M = Ir, E = Se). Formation of the complexes 5-8 occurred almost instinctively as a single product with the elimination of the COD ligand. These complexes are examples of novel triple-decker species having a planar bridging palladacycle ligand, in which the Pd metal exists as Pd(II) in an uncommon pseudo-octahedral environment with an elongated M-Pd bonding interaction. The new species, 5-8, have been characterized spectroscopically, and the structures of 5-7 were confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The structure and bonding of these molecules were further analyzed with the help of density functional theory studies that found a strong electron donation from the B2E2 (E = S or Se) fragment of the middle ring to the axial metals, while a weak bonding interaction between group 9 metals and Pd. ©
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