Di-μ-chlorido-bis{[2-(di-tert-butylphosphanyl)biphenyl-3-yl- κ2 C 3,P]palladium(II)} dichloromethane disolvate

Cedric W. Holzapfel, Bernard Omondi

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The asymmetric unit of the title compound, [Pd2Cl2(C20H 26P)2]·2CH2Cl2, contains one half-molecule of the palladium complex and a dichloromethane solvent molecule. In the complex, two PdII atoms are bridged by two Cl atoms, with the other two coordination sites occupied by a C atom of the biphenyl system and a P atom, resulting in a distorted square-planar coordination geometry of the Pd II atom and a cyclometallated four-membered ring. The Pd2Cl2 unit is located about an inversion center. The planes of the rings of the biphenyl system make a dihedral angle of 66.36 (11)°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m86
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • data-to-parameter ratio = 22.9
  • mean σ(C-C) = 0.005 Å
  • R factor = 0.039
  • single-crystal X-ray study
  • T = 100 K
  • wR factor = 0.094

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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