Palladium(II) bromide


Palladium(II) bromide
Unit cell of PdBr2.png
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3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 236-588-2
  • 83469
  • DTXSID8065458 Edit this at Wikidata
  • InChI=1S/2BrH.Pd/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
  • Br[Pd]Br
Molar mass 266.228 g/mol
Related compounds
Other anions
Palladium(II) fluoride
Palladium(II) chloride
Palladium(II) iodide
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Palladium(II) bromide is an inorganic compound of palladium and bromine with the chemical formula PdBr2. It is a commercially available, though less common than palladium(II) chloride, the usual entry point to palladium chemistry. Unlike the chloride, palladium(II) bromide is insoluble in water, but dissolves when heated in acetonitrile to give monomeric acetonitrile adducts:[1]

PdBr2 + 2 MeCN → PdBr2(MeCN)2

The structure of PdBr2 has been determined by X-ray crystallography.[2] It crystallises in the P21/c space group and the structure consists of wavy ribbons of edge-sharing PdBr4 coordination squares.[3]

3D model of a ribbon in the crystal structure of palladium(II) bromide

3D model of ribbon packing in the crystal structure of palladium(II) bromide 3D model of ribbon packing in the crystal structure of palladium(II) bromide


  1. ^ O. A. Zalevskaya, E. G. Vorob'eva1, I. A. Dvornikova and A. V. Kuchin (2008). "Palladium complexes based on optically active terpene derivatives of ethylenediamine". Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 34 (11): 855–857. doi:10.1134/S1070328408110110. S2CID 95529734.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ K. Brodersen G. Thiele H. Gaedcke (1966). "Die Konstitution des Palladium(II)-bromids". Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 348 (3–4): 162–167. doi:10.1002/zaac.19663480307.
  3. ^ "Information card for entry 1534319". Crystallography Open Database. Retrieved 2020-05-03.