Special Inorganic Chemistry Seminar (Liviu Mirica, Washington University in St. Louis )

Mar 2, 2016 at - | Lynch Lecture Hall Chemistry Complex

Inquires please contact Camille Pride at campride@sas.upenn.edu


Title: The Organometallic Reactivity of High-valent Pd and Ni Complexes 



High-valent Pd and Ni complexes have been proposed to play an important role in a number of C-C and C-heteroatom bond formation reactions. In this context, a series of stable mononuclear Pd(III) and Pd(IV) complexes supported by tetradentante and tridentate N-donor ligands have been synthesized and their stoichiometric and catalytic oxidative reactivity were investigated. In addition, organometallic Ni(III) complexes relevant to cross-coupling reactions have been isolated for the first time and their reactivity was investigated in detail.  The relevance of these high-valent Pd and Ni species in various organometallic reactions will also be discussed.