Get access

Planar Tetranuclear and Dumbbell-Shaped Octanuclear Palladium Complexes with Bridging Silylene Ligands


  • This work was financially supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Young Chemists (No. 19750043), for Scientific Research (No. 1925008), and for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (No. 19027018), from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology Japan. We thank Rieko Kobayashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology) for experimental assistance.


original image

An uncommon structure: The novel title compounds (see scheme) were prepared and fully characterized. The tetranuclear complex contains a hexagonal Pd4Si3 core involving one central Pd atom, three outer Pd atoms, and three bridging Si atoms within the same plane, whereas the dumbbell-shaped octanuclear Pd complex is composed of two Pd4Si3 groups bridged by a diphosphine ligand.

Get access to the full text of this article