Chemistry of monoorganopalladium complexes relevant to catalysis

Akio Yamamoto*, Yoshihito Kayaki, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Isao Shimizu

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Neutral and cationic organopalladium complexes have been prepared as models for active intermediates involved in palladium-catalyzed reactions. Comparison of the reactivities of the neutral and cationic complexes revealed the much higher reactivities of the latter toward β-elimination and olefin or CO insertion. Generation of the solvent-coordinated hemilabile site on the cationic organopalladium complexes was indicated as a dominant factor in enhancing the reactivities. Utilizing the reactivity of an acylpalladium complex toward hydrogen, a novel, selective, and environmentally benign hydrogenation process catalyzed by palladium complexes to give various aldehydes has been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-937
Number of pages13
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • β-elimination
  • Hydrogenation of carboxylic acids
  • Insertion
  • Organopalladium complex
  • Silver salts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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