Metallation of PtRu5(CO)166-C) by using bis(tri-t-butyl-phosphine) complexes of platinum and palladium

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

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Pt(PBut3)2 and Pd(PBut 3)2 react with PtRu5(CO)166-C) (4) to yield the new cluster complexes, PtRu5(CO)166-C) [Pt(PBut3)] (5); PtRu5(CO) 166-C)[Pt(PBut3)] 2 (6); PtRu5(CO)166-C)[Pd(PBut3)] (7) and PtRu5(CO)166-C) [Pd(PBut3)]2 (8). All four complexes have been characterized crystallographically. Compounds 5 and 7 are structurally similar and contain a M(PBut3) group bridging an Ru-Ru edge of the original cluster of 4. Compounds 6 and 8 contain two M(PBut3) groups. One group bridges an Ru-Ru edge as found in compounds 5 and 7. The other M(PBut3) group bridges one of the Pt-Ru edges of the original cluster of 4. All four compounds can be viewed as M(PBut3) adducts of 4 because no ligands were lost from 4 in the course of these addition reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bimetallic clusters
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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