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Electronic Structure and Bonding in Hexacoordinate Silyl Palladium Complexes

Sherer, E. C.; Kinsinger, C. R.; Kormos, B. L.; Thompson, J. R.; Cramer, C. J.
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 2002, 41, 1953.

Electronic structure calculations indicate the central palladium in the trinuclear Pd compound above to be bonded to two SiH2R groups and two Si-Si sigma bonds, consistent with an oxidation state of PdII, not PdVI, as might otherwise be inferred from structural data.

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