A highly unsaturated platinum-rhenium cluster complex that adds an unusually large amount of hydrogen

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Where have all the electrons gone? The complex [Pt3Re2(CO)6(PtBu3) 3] (1) containing a trigonal bipyramidal metal cluster is unsaturated by the amount of 10 valence electrons. Compound 1 reacts with hydrogen by adding three equivalents to form the hexahydrido complex 2. The metal cluster in 2 is similar to that of 1, but contains one bridging hydrido ligand on each of the Re-Pt bonds. Pt blue, Re green.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2531-2533
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume44
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cluster compounds
  • Electron counting
  • Hydrogen
  • Platinum
  • Rhenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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