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Platinum(IV) Analogues of AMD473 (cis-[PtCl2(NH3)(2-picoline)]):  Preparative, Structural, and Electrochemical Studies

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posted on 07.08.2006, 00:00 authored by Andrew R. Battle, Robin Choi, David E. Hibbs, Trevor W. Hambley
The preparation and oxidation of the anticancer drug AMD473, cis-[PtCl2(NH3)(2-pic)] (2-pic = 2-methylpyridine), has been investigated. cis-[PtCl2(NH3)(2-pic)] is readily oxidized with peroxide to give the trans-dihydroxoplatinum(IV) complex cis,trans,cis-[PtCl2(OH)2(NH3)(2-pic)]. The crystal structure of this complex reveals that it is highly strained as a result of a steric clash between the methyl group of the 2-picoline ligand and an axial hydroxo ligand, with the Pt−N−C angle adjacent to this clash opened up to an unprecedented 138.6(6)°. Attempts at converting the dihydroxoplatinum(IV) complex to dichloro and diacetato analogues were unsuccessful with reaction with HCl leading to loss and protonation of the 2-picoline ligand to form the salt (2-picH)[PtCl5(NH3)] and the platinum(II) complex cis-[PtCl2(NH3)(2-pic)], both confirmed by crystallography. Electrochemical studies revealed that cis,trans,cis-[PtCl2(OH)2(NH3)(2-pic)] is reduced more readily (−714 mV vs Ag/AgCl) than its pyridine analogue cis,trans,cis-[PtCl2(OH)2(NH3)(pyridine)] (−770 mV vs Ag/AgCl) consistent with the steric clash in the former complex destabilizing the platinum(IV) oxidation state.

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