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Inorganics 2015, 3(2), 155-159;

Stayin’ Alive—Organoplatinum Complexes

Department of Chemistry, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Greinstrasse 6, D-50939 Cologne, Germany
Academic Editor: Duncan Gregory
Received: 23 April 2015 / Revised: 11 May 2015 / Accepted: 12 May 2015 / Published: 19 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organoplatinum Complexes)
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Starting very early, with the findings of Zeise, or Pope and Peachey, organoplatinum complexes were studied intensely in the 1970s and 1980s and were found to be quite stable and very versatile. From then on, the number of publications on organoplatinum complexes has more than doubled in each subsequent decade, and organoplatinum complexes have stretched into many fields of application today. This introduction to the Special Issue on “Organoplatinum Complexes” spans from the history of organoplatinum complexes to the seven manuscripts published in the frame of this Special Issue, representing some of these fields. View Full-Text
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