The Solvent-Initiated Photochemistry of Tetrachloropalladate(II) in Chloroform

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*email: phoggard@scu.edu (Patrick E. Hoggard)

Abstract

Under 254 nm irradiation in chloroform, [PdCl4]2− is protonated to H2PdCl4 by HCl, generated through absorption of light by CHCl3. This stands in contrast to the behavior of [PtCl4]2− and [Pt(bpy)Cl2], which undergo photooxidation under the same conditions.

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