N-heterocyclic carbene palladium complexes with different N-coordinated ligands: Comparison of their catalytic activities in Suzuki-Miyaura and Mizoroki-Heck reactions


POLYHEDRON, vol.176, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2019.114271
  • Journal Name: POLYHEDRON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chimica, Index Chemicus (IC)
  • Keywords: Palladium, N-Heterocyclic carbene, Suzuki-Miyaura reaction, Mizoroki-Heck reaction, Catalysis, CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS, PEPPSI-TYPE COMPLEXES, NHC, AMINATION
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we have reported the synthesis and catalytic activities of four new anthracene substituted imidazole-based palladium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. The synthesized complexes, 2a-d, were stabilized with different N-heterocycles, namely pyridine, N-methylimidazole, N-vinylimidazole and 4,5-dimethylthiazole, respectively. The complexes were completely characterized using H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR, IR, LC-MS spectroscopic methods and elemental analyses. The crystal structures of 2a, 2c and 2d were also reported. The catalytic activities of all the complexes were tested for Suzuki-Miyaura and Mizoroki-Heck cross-coupling reactions in aqueous medium. According to the results, for the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction, the pyridine bearing complex 2a, and for the Mizoroki-Heck reaction, the 4,5-dimethylthiazole bearing complex 2d were found to be the most active catalysts. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.