Variations in yields of di-μ-halogen-bis-[(trihapto-cycloalkenyl) palladium(II)] with ring size. An attempted correlation with the relative ease of hydrogenation of cyclic olefins

H. A. Quinn, W. R. Jackson, J. J. Rooney

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The yields for the preparation of a series of di-μ-bromo-bis-(trihapto- cycloalkenyl)palladium(II) compounds increase in the sequence C9 < C8 < C6 < C7. In competitive reactions the reactivity of a series of 3-bromoalkenes with solutions containing palladium(II) increases in the order C8 < C6 < C7. These results parallel the relative ease of hydrogenation of cyclic olefins. The unusual n.m.r. spectrum of di-μ-halogenobis-[(trihapto- cycloheptenyl)palladium(II)] is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
Journal Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1972
Externally publishedYes

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