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Platinum and Palladium Complexes Containing Cationic Ligands as Catalysts for Arene H/D Exchange and Oxidation


  • We thank the NSF for support of this work through the Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis. M.H.E. thanks the DFG (German Research Council) for a postdoctoral fellowship (EM 219/1-1). J.B.G. thanks the NSF for a predoctoral fellowship.


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Cationic catalysts in HD: Palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of pyridinium-substituted bipyridine ligands are highly active and stable catalysts for H/D exchange and oxidation of aromatic C[BOND]H bonds (TONs up to 3200, TOFs up to 0.1 s−1; see scheme, EWG=electron-withdrawing group, EDG=electron-donating group).

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