Cyclopentadienyl allyl palladium is an organopalladium compound with formula (C5H5)Pd(C3H5). This reddish solid is volatile with an unpleasant odor. It is soluble in common organic solvents. The molecule consists of a Pd centre sandwiched between a Cp and allyl ligands.
The compound readily reacts with alkyl isocyanides to produce clusters with the approximate formula [Pd(CNR)2]n. It reacts with bulky alkyl phosphines to produce two-coordinated palladium(0) complexes:
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