Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Palladium(II)-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Addition of Arenecarboxylic Acid to Nitrile
2013 (English)In: Organometallics, ISSN 0276-7333, E-ISSN 1520-6041, Vol. 32, no 2, 490-497 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The reaction mechanism of palladium(II)-catalyzed decarboxylative addition of 2,6-dimethoxybenzoic acid to acetonitrile was investigated by means of density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Calculations of the free energy profile for decarboxylation and carbopalladation indicated carbopalladation as the rate-determining step of the reaction. Investigation of the free energy profile for a series of experimentally evaluated nitrogen-based bidentate palladium ligands revealed that higher energy is required for decarboxylation and carbopalladation employing the experimentally least efficient ligand. The DFT investigation also showed that the relative free energies of the transition states were lowered in polar solvent, and preparative experiments confirmed that a nonoptimal ligand could be greatly improved by addition of water to the reaction system.
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2013. Vol. 32, no 2, 490-497 p.
Medical and Health Sciences Chemical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-196041DOI: 10.1021/om3009525ISI: 000314332100017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-196041DiVA: diva2:609038