Tetsushi Yoshidomi, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami
Chem. Commun. 2013, Accepted Manuscript. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42655F
We herein report the synthesis of a bis-2-pyridylidene palladium(II) complex as an isoelectronic structure of the well-known 2,2′-bipyridine complexes. One-pot or stepwise C–Cl oxidative addition followed by base-mediated C–H palladation of the chlorobipyridine dication to palladium(0) yielded the bis-2-pyridylidene palladium(II) carbonate smoothly.