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The First Structurally Characterized Example of a η5-Coordinate Mesitylato Palladium Complex

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posted on 03.05.2002, 00:00 by Axel Klein, Akbey Dogan
The red complex [(COD)Pd(OMes)](SbF6) (OMes = 2,4,6-trimethylphenolate = mesitylate) was prepared and structurally characterized. The molecular structure reveals that the palladium atom coordinates η5 to the aryl π system and not to the negatively charged oxygen atom on the mesitylate ligand.