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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1972|