Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1999, 64, 435-458

Platinum(II) Complexes of Pyridines. A Review

Wanda Śliwa* and Małgorzata Deska

Institute of Chemistry, Pedagogical University, al. Armii Krajowej 13/15, 42-201 Częstochowa, Poland


The chemistry of platinum(II) complexes of pyridine and related compounds is reviewed. Also the oxidative addition reaction to platinum(II) complexes of pyridines, as a method of conversion of Pt(II) into Pt(IV) species is described. A review with 90 references.

Keywords: Platinum complexes; Pyridines; Pyridine complexes; Terpyridine complexes; Bipyridine complexes; Oxidative addition.