A New Oxidation State for Pd?

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Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 288-289
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067921

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The discovery of new oxidation states of transition metals is rare. In his Perspective, Crabtree highlights the discovery of such a new state, Pd(VI), by Chen et al. The work may open up new avenues in organometallic chemistry.