trans-(mu-5,5 '-diethynyl-2,2 '-bipyridine)bis-[phenylbis(triethylphosphine)platinum(II)]

M S Khan, M K Al-Suti, B Ahrens, P R Raithby, S J Teat

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Abstract

The title compound, [Pt-2(C6H5)(2)(C14H6N2)(C6H15P)(4)], is a dinuclear Pt-II di-yne complex that exhibits pi-conjugation along the molecular backbone. It is used as a model complex for rigid-rod platinum poly-yne polymers of which it is a precursor. Such compounds are of interest because of the extended pi-conjugation through the aromatic/heteroaromatic spacer group in the backbone. The asymmetric unit contains two half molecules of the title compound, each lying on a crystallographic centre of symmetry situated at the mid-point of the central C - C bond of the bipyridine unit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)M735-M737
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online
Volume60
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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