Reversible hydrogen activation by the Pt complex Pt(SntBu 3)2(CNtBu)2

Veeranna Yempally, Lei Zhu, Burjor Captain

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The new platinum complex Pt(SntBu3) 2(CNtBu)2(H)2, 1, was obtained in 32% yield from the reaction of Pt(COD)2 with tBu 3SnH and CNtBu at room temperature. Compound 1 is a mononuclear 18 electron platinum complex in an octahedral geometry which contains two SntBu3's, two CNtBu's, and two hydride ligands. The two hydride ligands in 1 can be eliminated, both in solution and in the solid state, to yield the 16 electron complex Pt(Sn tBu3)2(CNtBu)2, 2. Compound 2 reacts with hydrogen at room temperature in solution and in the solid state to regenerate 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7238-7240
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 16 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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