On the mercuration, palladation, transmetalation and direct auration of a C^N^C pincer ligand

Alice Jane McEllin, Christopher A. Goult, Adrian C. Whitwood, Jason M. Lynam, Duncan W. Bruce*

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The C^N^C ligand 2,6-bis(2,3-dialkoxyphenyl)pyridine forms dimercury and orthopalladated complexes, both of which may be transmetallated to gold(iii) complexes; the gold complexes may also be formed directly in a Rh(iii)-catalysed process, hence it is possible to circumvent the use of organomercury intermediates in the synthesis of this important class of compound.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberD2DT04114F
Pages (from-to)872-876
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2023

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Funding Information:
We thank the University of York for funding (AJM & CAG). JML is supported by a Royal Society Industry Fellowship.

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