Synthesis, structure and reactivity of cis-[PtL2(1-alkenyl)2] complexes

Akella Sivaramakrishna, Banothile C.E. Makhubela, Feng Zheng, Hong Su, Gregory S. Smith, John R. Moss

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The synthesis and characterization of several new bis(1-alkenyl)platinum(II) complexes have been carried out. The structure of cis-[Pt(dppp)((CH2)6CH{double bond, long}CH2)2] has been determined by X-ray crystallography. The stability and reactivity of the compounds, cis-[PtL2((CH2)nCH{double bond, long}CH2)2] (n = 3 or 4 and L2 = 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (dppp), 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe), L = PPh3) is strongly dependent on the nature of ligand systems. It is found that the insertion of carbon monoxide into the metal-carbon bonds of the platinum alkenyl complexes is possible. Other reactions including transmetalation, intermolecular alkenyl migrations, oxidative addition of methyl iodide are described and the thermal decomposition of the bis(alkenyl) complexes are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Bis(alkenyl) complexes
  • Insertion reactions
  • Oxidative addition
  • Reactivity
  • Structure
  • Transmetalation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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