Synthesis, structural characterisation and stereochemical investigation of chiral sulfur-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of palladium and platinum.

Abstract

Palladium and platinum complexes containing a sulfur-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene (S-NHC) chelate ligand have been synthesised. The absolute conformations of these novel organometallic S-NHC chelates were determined by X-ray structural analyses and solution-phase 2D (1)H-(1)H ROESY NMR spectroscopy. The structural studies revealed that the phenyl substituents on the stereogenic carbon atoms invariably take up the axial positions on the Pd-C-S coordination plane to afford a skewed five-membered ring structure. All of the chiral complexes are structurally rigid and stereochemically locked in a chiral ring conformation that is either (Rs ,S,R)-λ or (Ss ,R,R)-δ in both the solid state and solution.

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201204320

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@article{Krishnan2013SynthesisSC, title={Synthesis, structural characterisation and stereochemical investigation of chiral sulfur-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of palladium and platinum.}, author={Deepa Krishnan and Sumod A Pullarkat and Meiyi Wu and Yongxin Li and Pak-Hing Leung}, journal={Chemistry}, year={2013}, volume={19 17}, pages={5468-75} }