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Mechanistic insights into the tropo-inversion of the biphenyl moiety in chiral bis-amido phosphites and in their palladium(II) complexes

Abstract

Chiral bis-amido phosphites L1 and L2 containing a diaminobiphenyl unit and a chiral alkoxy group derived from either (–)-menthol or 3-acetoxy deoxycholic methyl ester have been synthesised. Both L1 and L2 react with PdCl2(NCPh)2 affording di– or mononuclear derivatives of formula trans-[Pd(μ-Cl)Cl(L)]2 (1a, L = L1; 1b, L = L2) or trans-PdCl2(L)2 (2a, L = L1; 2b, L = L2) depending on the Pd:L molar ratio. The crystal structure of (M,P)-1a confirms the trans arrangement of the ligands L1 and shows an unusual puckering of the Pd2(μ-Cl)2 core ( 46°). Both the ligands L1 and L2 and its complexes (1, 2) are fluxional in solution as a consequence of the tropo-inversion of the diaminobiphenyl unit. For L1, L2, 1a and 2a a combined study including variable temperature 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopy and line shape analysis, Eyring plots and DFT calculations have shed light on the mechanism of the tropo-inversion.

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2017, accepted on 11 Jan 2018 and first published on 11 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04829G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Mechanistic insights into the tropo-inversion of the biphenyl moiety in chiral bis-amido phosphites and in their palladium(II) complexes

    A. Passera, A. Iuliano, J. J. J. Pérez-Torrente and V. Passarelli, Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04829G

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