Higher Oxidation State Organopalladium and Platinum Chemistry

Volume 35 of the series Topics in Organometallic Chemistry pp 129-156


Palladium(III) in Synthesis and Catalysis

  • David C. PowersAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  • , Tobias RitterAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University Email author 

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While the organometallic chemistry of Pd in its (0), (+II), and (+IV) oxidation states is well established, organometallic Pd(III) chemistry remains widely unexplored. Few characterized Pd(III) complexes are known, which has inhibited detailed study of the organometallic chemistry of Pd(III). In this review, the potential roles of both mono- and dinuclear Pd(III) complexes in organometallic chemistry are discussed. While not widely recognized, Pd in the (+III) oxidation state may play a significant role in a variety of known Pd-catalyzed reactions.

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Bimetallic redox chemistry C–H functionalization Metal–metal bonding Pd(III)