Palladium Complexes with Tetrahydropyrimidin-2-ylidene Ligands: Catalytic Activity for the Direct Arylation of Furan, Thiophene, and Thiazole Derivatives

KARACA E. Ö., GÜRBÜZ N., ÖZDEMİR İ., Doucet H., ŞAHİN O., Buyukgungor O., ...More

ORGANOMETALLICS, vol.34, no.11, pp.2487-2493, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/om501201r
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Current Chemical Reactions (CCR)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2487-2493
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The synthesis and characterization of novel 1,3-benzyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidin-2-ylidene-based N-hetero-cyclic carbene palladium(II) complexes (1a-d) were described. The crystal structure of trans-dichlorobis[1,3-bis(4-methylbenzyl)-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidin-2-ylidend- palladium(II) was presented. Pd(II) complexes 1a-d were tested as catalysts in the direct C5 or C2 arylation of furans, thiophenes, and thiazoles, with various aryl bromides at 150 degrees C for 1 h. These complexes exhibited moderate to high catalytic activities under the given conditions.