Oxidative Addition of Phenyl Bromide to Pd(BINAP) vs Pd(BINAP)(amine). Evidence for Addition to Pd(BINAP)
The rates of oxidative addition of phenyl bromide to [Pd(BINAP)2] have been measured in the presence and absence of added amine to assess a previous hypothesis that addition to [Pd(BINAP)(amine)] is faster than addition to [Pd(BINAP)]. These data show that addition to the amine complex is not faster than addition to [Pd(BINAP)]. Instead, they are consistent with oxidative addition, even in the presence of amine, to [Pd(BINAP)] as the major pathway. These data underscore the value of studying the stoichiometric reactions of isolated complexes when assessing the mechanism of a catalytic process.
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