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Assembly of Symmetrical or Unsymmetrical Cyclometalated Organoplatinum Complexes through a Bridging Diphosphine Ligand

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posted on 08.11.2010, 00:00 by S. Masoud Nabavizadeh, Mohsen Golbon Haghighi, Ahmad R. Esmaeilbeig, Fatemeh Raoof, Zeinab Mandegani, Sirous Jamali, Mehdi Rashidi, Richard J. Puddephatt
The cyclometalated complexes [Pt(ppy)Ar(SMe2)] or [Pt(bhq)Ar(SMe2)], where ppyH = 2-phenylpyridine, bhqH = benzo[h]quinoline, and Ar = 4-tolyl or 4-anisyl, react with bis(diphenylphosphino)methane, dppm, in a 1:1 ratio to give the corresponding complexes [Pt(ppy)Ar(κ1-dppm)] and [Pt(bhq)Ar(κ1-dppm)], in which the dppm ligands are monodentate, or in a 2:1 ratio to give the symmetrical binuclear complexes [{Pt(ppy)Ar}2(μ-dppm)] and [{Pt(bhq)Ar}2(μ-dppm)], in which the dppm ligands are bridging bidentate. Most remarkably, the reaction of [Pt(ppy)Ar(SMe2)] with [Pt(bhq)Ar′(κ1-dppm)] or of [Pt(bhq)Ar′(SMe2)] with [Pt(ppy)Ar(κ1-dppm)] occurs selectively to give the unsymmetrical bridged complexes [(ppy)ArPt(μ-dppm)PtAr′(bhq)]. An example of each structural type has been characterized crystallographically, and it is shown that some of the bhq complexes undergo supramolecular self-assembly through π-stacking.