A highly unsaturated platinum-rhenium cluster complex activates hydrogen reversibly

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain, Mark D. Smith

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Give and take: The compounds [PtRe2(CO) 9(PtBu3)(μ-H)2] and [Pt2Re 2(CO)7(PtBu3)2(μ-H)2] (1) are obtained from the reaction of [Pt(PtBu3)2] with [Re3(CO)12(μ-H)3]. Compound 1 adds hydrogen at 25°C to yield the tetrahydrido complex [Pt2Re 2(CO)7(PtBu3)2(μ-H)4] (2; see structure, red H, blue Pt, green Re, silver C, gold O, yellow P). When heated and also when irradiated, compound 2 eliminates one equivalent of H 2 to regenerate 1 in high yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1112
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cluster compounds
  • Hydrogen addition
  • Hydrogen elimination
  • Platinum
  • Rhenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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