Activation of the C−N Bond in Nitromethane by Palladium α-Diimine Complexes
The reaction of glyoxal-derived α-diimines with palladium acetates in nitromethane leads to cleavage of the C−N bond in nitromethane, to give palladium nitro complexes in which the α-diimine ligand has been methylated.
Additional Information© 2009 American Chemical Society. Received July 27, 2009. Publication Date (Web): October 2, 2009. The authors acknowledge bp for funding through the MC2 program and Lawrence M. Henling and Michael W. Day of Caltech for assistance with acquiring and solving crystal structures. The Bruker KAPPA APEXIIX-ray diffractometer was purchased via an NSF CRIF:MU award to the California Institute of Technology, CHE-0639094. Supporting Information Available: NMR spectra, crystal and refinement data, details of synthesis, X-ray structure of 4, and CIFs. This material is available free of charge via the Internet at http://pubs.acs.org.
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