Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1999, 64, 938-946

Metallaborane Reaction Chemistry. Part 7. B-Frame Supported Bimetallics: Ligand-to-β-Metal Organometallic Interaction in Dimetallaboranes and an Interesting Ligand Displacement Cascade

Young-hee Kim, Yvonne M. McKinnes, Paul A. Cooke, Robert Greatrex, John D. Kennedy* and Mark Thornton-Pett

The School of Chemistry of the University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, England


Reaction of [PtCl2(PMe2Ph)2] with [(PMe2Ph)2PtB10H12] generates [(PMe2Ph)2-μ-η1(Pt)- η1-(Pt')-{PMe2(C6H4)}-closo-Pt2B10H9(PMe2Ph)] in which the phenyl group of a phosphine ligand on one platinum atom exhibits ortho-cyclometallation to the second metal atom, whereas reaction of PPh3 with [(PMe2Ph)2PtB9H9Ru(pcym)] generates [(PMe2Ph)2-μ-η6(Ru)- η1(Pt)-(C6H5PPh2)-closo-PtRuB9H9] in which the phenyl group of a phosphine ligand on the platinum atom exhibits tridentate η6 coordination to the second metal atom.

Keywords: Metallaboranes; Boranes; Cluster bridging ligands; Borane clusters; NMR spectroscopy, 1H, 11B, 31P; X-Ray diffraction.