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Activation of C−H Bonds of Arenes:  Selectivity and Reactivity in Bis(pyridyl) Platinum(II) Complexes

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posted on 2005-10-19, 00:00 authored by Fenbao Zhang, Christopher W. Kirby, Douglas W. Hairsine, Michael C. Jennings, Richard J. Puddephatt
The reaction of [PtMe2(NN)] and B(C6F5)3/H2O in CF3CH2OH with arenes Ar−H gives [PtAr{HOB(C6F5)3}(LL)] if the bis(pyridyl) ligand NN forms a six-membered, but not five-membered, chelate ring; methyl-substituted arenes give selectivity for metalation of meta > paraortho, but methoxy-substituted arenes give orthometa, para.