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Insertion of Dioxygen into a Platinum(II)−Methyl Bond To Form a Platinum(II) Methylperoxo Complex

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posted on 23.02.2009 by Kyle A. Grice, Karen I. Goldberg
The platinum(II) complex (PN)PtMe2 (1; PN = 2-((di-tert-butylphosphino)methyl)pyridine) reacts with molecular oxygen in benzene or methylene chloride solutions to form (PN)PtMe(OOMe) (2), a platinum(II) methylperoxo complex. The structure of the methylperoxo species 2 was determined by X-ray crystallography.