Pyracene-Linked Bis-Imidazolylidene Complexes of Palladium and Some Catalytic Benefits Produced by Bimetallic Catalysts

Authors

  • Dr. Gregorio Guisado-Barrios,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica, Universitat Jaume I, 12071-Castellón (Spain), Fax: (+34) 964-387522
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  • Joanna Hiller,

    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica, Universitat Jaume I, 12071-Castellón (Spain), Fax: (+34) 964-387522
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  • Prof. Eduardo Peris

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica, Universitat Jaume I, 12071-Castellón (Spain), Fax: (+34) 964-387522
    • Departamento de Química Inorgánica y Orgánica, Universitat Jaume I, 12071-Castellón (Spain), Fax: (+34) 964-387522
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Abstract

Two new palladium complexes with a pyracene-linked bis-imidazolylidene (pyrabim) group have been obtained and fully characterized. The related monometallic analogues were obtained from the coordination of an acetanaphthene-supported N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC). The catalytic properties of all complexes were studied in the acylation of aryl halides with hydrocinnamaldehyde, and in the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling of aryl halides and aryl boronic acids. The results show that the presence of a second metal in the dimetallic complexes induces some benefits in the catalytic behavior of the complexes. This effect is more pronounced in the Suzuki–Miyaura coupling, for which the dimetallic complexes exhibit significantly higher activity than their monometallic counterparts.

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