[Pd(C∧N)(X)(PPh3)] palladacycles react with 2,4,6-trifluorophenyl boronic acid to give stable transmetallation products of the type [Pd(C∧N)(2,4,6-F3C6H2)(PPh3)]
Direct transmetallation between palladacyclic complexes and arylboronic acid occurs to give isolable transmetallation products. In THF, the reaction occurs <0.5 h. Prolonged reaction leads to the generation of a dinuclear Pd complex bearing bridging μ-hydroxo and μ-acetoxy ligands. Insight into precatalyst activation for Suzuki–Miyaura cross-couplings mediated by palladacycles has been gained, where acetate and N-imidate anions activate a neutral arylboronic acid.
- This article is part of the themed collection: In Celebration of Richard Taylor’s 65th Birthday