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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry