Novel pyridyl-stabilised rigid-rod organometallic polymers and their monomeric precursors

Christopher J. Adams, Stuart L. James, Paul R. Raithby

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Reaction of trans-[Pt(NC5H4CHBun2) 2Cl2] 1 with an excess of HC≡CR (R = Ph, C6H4Me, C6H4NO2) affords the monomeric complex trans-[Pt(NC5H4CHBun2) 2(C≡CR)2] (R = Ph 2a, C6H4Me 2b, C6H4NO2 2c), the trans arrangement of the alkynyl ligands being confirmed from spectroscopic data and by an X-ray analysis of 2c; when 1 is treated with 1 equiv. of HC≡CC6H2(Me)2C≡CH the polymer [Pt(NC5H4CHBun2) 2C≡CC6H2Me2C≡C] n is formed, which is soluble in a range of organic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2155-2156
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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