Formation of CC-type palladacycles with assistance from an apparently innocent NH(CO) functional group

Jhen Yi Lee, Yao Huei Huang, Shu Ya Liu, Shun Chu Cheng, Yang Ming Jhou, Jenn Huei Lii, Hon Man Lee

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A novel cyclometalation pathway to form CC-type palladacycles is reported. Unlike common donor-assisted cyclometalation, the NH(CO) auxiliary group undergoes a deprotonation step to form a palladalactam intermediate. The coordinating nitrogen atom functions as an intramolecular base promoting selective C-H bond cleavage. Without the NH proton, the ortho-N-phenyl C-H is activated instead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5632-5634
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 7


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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