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Ligand-Based Reactivity of a Platinum Bisdithiolene: Double Diene Addition Yields a New C2-Chiral Chelate Ligand

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posted on 05.10.2009, 00:00 authored by Mitchell J. Kerr, Daniel J. Harrison, Alan J. Lough, Ulrich Fekl
The reaction of Pt(tfd)2 [tfd = S2C2(CF3)2] with excess 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene initially yields the expected 1:1 adduct, in which the diene has added across two sulfur atoms on separate tfd ligands. However, within 1 day at 50 °C, this kinetic product quantitatively converts into a thermodynamic product where two dienes have added to one tfd ligand via unprecedented addition across the dithiolene CS bonds. The new reaction is highly selective for the C2-symmetric diastereomer. A new chiral bisthioether chelate ligand has formed in the product, which has been characterized crystallographically.