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A series of new complexes [(L-L)Pd(Ar)(CF3)] (L-L = dppe, dppp, tmeda; Ar = Ph, p-Tol, C6D5) have been synthesized and fully characterized in solution and in the solid state. Remarkable Ph-X activation (X = I, Cl) by [(dppe)Pd(Ph)(CF3)] (1) has been found to come about to cleanly produce biphenyl and [(dppe)Pd(Ph)(X)]. This reaction does not take place… (More)
Facile and highly selective perfluoroalkyl-aryl reductive elimination from a metal center (Pd) has been demonstrated for the first time. At temperatures as low as 50-80 degrees C, [(Xantphos)Pd(Ph)CF3] undergoes remarkably clean decomposition to produce CF3Ph in high yield and selectivity. In contrast, analogous trifluoromethylpalladium aryls stabilized by… (More)
Increasing evidence supports the notion that both internalizing (e.g., anxiety) and externalizing (e.g., aggression) behavioral dysregulation are associated with abnormal communication between brain regions. Electroencephalographic (EEG) signals across two electrode sites are said to be coherent with one another when they show consistent phase relations.… (More)
An application of the new sterically hindered electron-poor 2-(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-4-trifluoromethylpyridine [HC--N] (1) in the one-step high temperature cyclometalation by Ir(III)Cl3 in the presence of Ag(I)OC(O)CF3 resulted in the synthesis of tris-cyclometalated complexes [C--N]2Ir[C--C] (3) and [C--N]3Ir (5). A neutral silver cluster with a… (More)
A beta-oxaphosphoniumbetaine stabilized by two tert-butyl groups at the phosphonium part of the betaine and two trifluoromethyl groups at the carbon adjoined to the oxa part of the betaine was isolated and structurally characterized. Additional stabilization results from the solvation of the betaine by a parent phosphonium salt, as in 4, or by protonation… (More)
First metal complexes containing the perfluoroacetylacetonato ligand have been prepared by the reaction of anhydrous Ln(OAc)3 (Ln = Eu, Tb, Tm) with heptafluoroacetylacetone, optionally in the presence of other ligands Ph3PO, bpy, and PyO.
The fluoride congener of Wilkinson's catalyst, [(Ph(3)P)(3)RhF] (1), has been synthesized and fully characterized. Unlike Wilkinson's catalyst, 1 easily activates the inert C-Cl bond of ArCl (Ar = Ph, p-tolyl) under mild conditions (3 h at 80 degrees C) to produce trans-[(Ph(3)P)(2)Rh(Ph(2)PF)(Cl)] (2) and ArPh as a result of C-Cl, Rh-F, and P-C bond… (More)
NMR studies of intramolecular exchange in [(Ph(3)P)(3)Rh(X)] (X = CF(3), CH(3), H, Ph, Cl) have produced full sets of activation parameters for X = CH(3) (E(a) = 16.4 +/- 0.6 kcal mol(-1), DeltaH(double dagger) = 16.0 +/- 0.6 kcal mol(-1), and DeltaS(double dagger) = 12.7 +/- 2.5 eu), H (E(a) = 10.7 +/- 0.2 kcal mol(-1), DeltaH(double dagger) = 10.3 +/- 0.2… (More)
Use of a superbase in the Favorskii rearrangement of 12 resulted in the synthesis of highly sterically hindered olefins, (E)-2- tert-butyl-4,4-dimethyl-pent-2-enoic acid (4) and (Z)-2- tert-butyl-4,4-dimethyl-pent-2-enoic acid (3).