Mixed-Metal Cluster Complexes from the Reactions of M3(CO)12 (M = Fe, Ru, Os) with the Unsaturated Complex Pt(IPr)(SnBut 3)(H)

Vincent Zollo, Sedigheh Etezadi, Mohan M. Gamage, Burjor Captain

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Abstract: The reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut 3)(H) at 68 °C yielded the trigonal bipyramidal cluster Ru3Pt2(IPr)2(CO)12, 1, in 32% yield. The reaction of Os3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut 3)(H) at 68 °C furnished the triosmium–monoplatinum cluster complex Os3Pt(IPr)(CO)12, 2, in 51% yield and the triosmium–diplatinum cluster complex Os3Pt2(IPr)2(CO)12, 3, in 19% yield. The reaction of Fe3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut 3)(H) at room temperature resulted in cluster fragmentation to afford the diiron–monoplatinum cluster complex Fe2Pt(IPr)(CO)9, 4, in 44% yield. All four compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Graphic Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1355-1361
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • Bimetallic
  • Cluster
  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • Platinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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