Preparation of ruthenium(iii) and rhodium(iii) tris-acetylacetonates and palladium(ii) bisketoiminate (Pd(i-acac)2) under microwave irradiation using different synthetic conditions, both in the solid-phase and in solution, was studied with precise control of parameters. In the solid-phase systems, the preparation of the target product was hindered. The efficiency of the microwave heating increased when liquid phases of the reagent mixtures were used. For Pd(i-acac)2, the highest yield was achieved under elevated temperature of the process, with the reaction time decreasing to several minutes. A laboratory procedure for the microwave synthesis of ruthenium(iii) and rhodium(iii) tris-acetylacetonates and palladium(ii) bis-ketoiminate in aqueous solutions was developed, which allowed us to obtain them in 85, 55, and 80% yields, respectively. These yields are higher than those reported in the literature, with the process becoming considerably less time consuming and laborious.
ruthenium(iii) and rhodium(iii) acetylacetonates palladium(II) ketoiminate synthesis microwave irradiation