Visible Light Enhanced Selective Reductive Elimination of a Methylmanganese Complex from a Heterodinuclear Dimethylphenyl(4,4′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-bipyridine)platinum−Pentacarbonylmanganese Complex

Novel visible light induced reductive elimination of a heterodinuclear triorganoplatinum−manganese complex, (tBu2bpy)Me2PhPt−Mn(CO)5, gives a methylmanganese complex, MnMe(CO)5, and a methylphenylplatinum complex, PtMePh(tBu2bpy).