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Molecules 2011, 16(7), 6082-6091; doi:10.3390/molecules16076082

Bent Dinuclear Platinum(II) Halo-Bridged Carbonyl Complexes

Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Università di Pisa, via Risorgimento 35, I-56126 Pisa, Italy
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Received: 24 June 2011 / Revised: 14 July 2011 / Accepted: 18 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Chemistry)
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Crystals of trans-Pt2(μ-X)2X2(CO)2 (X = Br, I) have been grown and their molecular and crystalline structures have been solved by X-ray diffraction methods. In both cases the dinuclear molecules are bent, with a bending angle of 164.6° and 156.5° for the bromide and the iodide, respectively. While the structure of the bromo-derivative is reported here for the first time, a modification of trans-Pt2(μ-I)2I2(CO)2 with planar centrosymmetric molecules is known. This appears to be a rare case of a platinum(II) halo-bridged derivative structurally characterized in both bent and planar forms.
Keywords: platinum; dinuclear complexes; halo-bridged complexes platinum; dinuclear complexes; halo-bridged complexes
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Dell'Amico, D.B.; Labella, L.; Marchetti, F. Bent Dinuclear Platinum(II) Halo-Bridged Carbonyl Complexes. Molecules 2011, 16, 6082-6091.

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