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The title compound, [Pd2Cl4(C8H11O2P)(2)], is binuclear and disposed about a crystallographic centre of symmetry with a Pd center dot center dot center dot Pd distance of 3.4662 (17) angstrom. It has a similar geometry to that observed in the triphenylphosphite and triphenylphosphine analogues. The Pd-P bond length is ca 0.04 angstrom shorter than those in mononuclear PdCl2(P(OMe)(2)Ph)(2), possibly due to the lower trans-influence of the bridging Cl- compared to a single-bonded Cl- atom.
Slawin , A M Z , Waddell , P G & Woollins , J D 2010 , ' Di-mu-chlorido-bis[chlorido(dimethoxyphenylphosphine)palladium(II)] ' Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online , vol. 66 , no. 5 , pp. M499-U317 . DOI: 10.1107/S1600536810012055
Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online
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