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Discrete Sandwich Compounds of Monolayer Palladium Sheets

Science  25 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5790, pp. 1104-1107
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125245

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Abstract

Despite the abundance of “sandwich” complexes, in which two cyclic aromatic hydrocarbon ligands flank a metal center, this motif has not been extended to sheets of multiple metal atoms. We prepared and isolated two such compounds. In the first, three palladium centers form a planar triangular array, capped by chlorides, between two cycloheptatrienyl ligands. In the second, a pentapalladium sheet adopts an edge-sharing triangle-trapezoid skeleton between two naphthacene rings. The compounds were characterized by x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The nature of bonding in the clusters was analyzed by quantum calculations.

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