The synthesis, characterization, and properties of the cationic hydride [HPd(dppe)2]+CF3SO3 -·1/8THF, the missing member of the family [HM(dppe)2]+X- (M = Ni, Pd, Pt), are described. The Pd hydride is not stable in solution and may react as either a proton or a hydride donor. DFT QM/MM calculations of the [HPd(dppe)2]+ moiety have allowed us to predict its structure and reactivity.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry