Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 756–759

Simple fast preparation of neutral palladium(II) complexes with SnCl3 and Cl ligands


  • Małgorzata Noskowska
    • Faculty of ChemistryA. Mickiewicz University
  • Elżbieta Śliwińska
    • Faculty of ChemistryA. Mickiewicz University
  • Wojciech Duczmal
    • Faculty of ChemistryA. Mickiewicz University

DOI: 10.1023/A:1026064708867

Cite this article as:
Noskowska, M., Śliwińska, E. & Duczmal, W. Transition Metal Chemistry (2003) 28: 756. doi:10.1023/A:1026064708867


A new method for preparing neutral trichlorostannate complexes of PdII, based on the interaction between solid [PdCl2(MeCN)2] and SnCl2 suspension and a solution of an appropriate ligand in CH2Cl2, has been developed. The analogous method can be used to prepare complexes without tin, as well as compounds containing mixed anionic ligands. A number of complexes (including several new compounds) with amines, phosphines and diene ligands have been obtained by these methods. The procedures are simple and fast – the total preparation time (without recrystallisation) is ca. 30 min.

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