Received 8 November 2012
The PdII atom in the title compound, [Pd(C24H49P2)Cl], has a distorted square-planar CClP2 coordination geometry with the P,C,P'-tridentate ligand forming two five-membered metallacycles. The cyclohexane ring is aligned with the PdII coordination plane due to C-H activation in an equatorial position, giving a tri-equatorial conformation of the cyclohexyl ring.
C(sp3)-H activated (PCP)-complexes with catalytic performance in C-C coupling reactions were reported by Ohff et al. (1997); Sjövall et al. (2002); Nilsson & Wendt (2005); Olsson & Wendt (2009). Metal complexes with (PCP)-type ligands containing an aliphatic backbone have been reported for Rh (Kuznetsov et al., 2006), Ni (Castonguay et al., 2006; Pandarus & Zargarian, 2007), Pt (Olsson et al. 2007a), Ir (Arunachalampillai et al., 2009; Jonasson et al. 2011). The crystal structures of the bromide and iodide analogues of the title compound were determined by Sjövall et al. (2002) and Olsson et al. (2007b).
Data collection: CrysAlis CCD (Oxford Diffraction, 2006); cell refinement: CrysAlis RED (Oxford Diffraction, 2006); data reduction: CrysAlis RED; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: CrystalMaker (CrystalMaker, 2011); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: WM2700 ).
Financial support from the Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank the Crafoord foundation for a post-doctoral grant to JMJvR.
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