Tripalladium(0) sandwich complexes with nitrogen based ligands

John C. Charbonneau, Cory B. Cluff, Hannah R. Babbini, Dominic C. Babbini, Gary S. Nichol, Stephanie K. Hurst

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The synthesis and characterization of a series of complexes based upon a central tripalladium ditropylium (Tr) unit [Pd3Tr2]2+ containing different nitrogen-based ligands is reported. The complexes were synthesized in good yield and characterized by multi-nuclei NMR spectroscopy, elemental microanalysis and single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Variation in the equatorial ligand strongly influences Pd-N bond distances, but has only a minor effect on Pd-Pd distances. These complexes provide insight into the synthesis of materials of higher dimensionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-450
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Aug 16 2016


  • Nitrile
  • Pyridine
  • Sandwich
  • Tripalladium
  • Tropylium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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