An Air/Water-Stable Tridentate N-Heterocyclic Carbene- Palladium(II) Complex: Catalytic C[BOND]H Activation of Hydrocarbons via Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Process in Deuterium Oxide

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  • Joo Ho Lee,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Kyung Soo Yoo,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Chan Pil Park,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Janet M. Olsen,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Satoshi Sakaguchi,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, Kansai University, Osaka 564-8680, Japan
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  • G. K. Surya Prakash,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Thomas Mathew,

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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  • Kyung Woon Jung

    1. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA, Fax: (+1)-213-821-4096
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Abstract

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While developing novel catalysts for carbon-carbon or carbon-heteroatom coupling (nitrogen, oxygen, or fluorine), we were able to introduce tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-amidate-alkoxide palladium(II) complexes. In aqueous solution, these NHC-Pd(II) complexes showed high ability for C[BOND]H activation of various hydrocarbons (cyclohexane, cyclopentane, dimethyl ether, tetrahydrofuran, acetone, and toluene) under mild conditions.

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