Palladium complexes of 6-aminofulvene-2-aldiminate (AFA) ligands

Philip J. Bailey, Anna Collins, Peter Haack, Simon Parsons, Mahmudur Rahman, Damian Smith, Fraser J. White

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Bis(N,N'-2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-6-aminofulvene-2-aldimine (4) has been synthesised and characterised. The synthesis and characterisation of two zwitterionic Pd(II) complexes [(Ph(2)AFA)Pd(Me)DMAP] (1) and [(Ph(2)AFA)Pd(N,N-dimethylbenzylamine-2-C,N)] (2) are reported. Activation of 1 and 2 for ethene polymerisation with Lewis acids such as BF3 and B(C6F5)(3) were not successful. Attempted synthesis of halide-bridged dimers of the form [(Ph(2)AFA)Pd(mu-X)](2) resulted in formation of bis-chelated complexes [(Cy(2)AFA)(2)Pd] (3) and [((t)Bu(2)AFA)(2)Pd] (5).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1591-1597
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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