Platinacycloalkane complexes containing [P,N] bidentate ligands: Synthesis and decomposition studies

Tebello Mahamo, John R. Moss, Selwyn F. Mapolie, Gregory S. Smith, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma

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A new series of platinacyclopentanes (2a-2f) and platinacycloheptanes (3a-3f) of the type [Pt(N^P)(CH2)n] (n = 4, 6) were obtained by the reaction of [Pt(COD)(CH2)n] with the appropriate iminophosphine ligand (1a-1f). These complexes were characterised using a variety of spectroscopic and analytical techniques. X-ray structure analysis of complex 2a revealed a slightly distorted square planar geometry around platinum as a consequence of the ring strain imposed by the [P,N] chelate ring formed and the metallocycloalkane. Thermal decomposition analyses of the platinacycloalkanes revealed that the platinacyclopentanes are markedly stable, with the decomposition reaction requiring temperatures higher than 100 °C to occur. The major products obtained from the thermal decomposition reactions were 1-butene (for platinacyclopentanes) and 1-hexene (for platinacycloheptanes) . This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5546-5557
Number of pages12
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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