Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2007, 72, 764-784

Platinum(II) Complexes with Bidentate NN and Tridentate NNO Ligands for C-H Bond Activation

Marcel A. Duin, Jan M. Ernsting and Cornelis J. Elsevier*

Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, NL-1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands


A series of neutral and cationic methylplatinum(II) complexes with bidentate NN and tridentate NNO ligands has been prepared. The complexes involving tridentate NNO ligands were expected to be easier to handle than those with NN ligands, which has indeed been confirmed by the experiments. Nevertheless, the neutral [Pt(Me)(NNO)] and ionic [Pt(Me)(NNO)]+BF4- complexes retain their (non-selective) reactivity to hydrocarbon C-H bonds.

Keywords: N-Ligands; Alkyl coplexes; C-H bond activation; 195Pt NMR spectroscopy; Platinum.

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