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Synthesis and Crystallographic Characterization of a Platinadehydrobenzo[19]annulene

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posted on 14.10.1997, 00:00 by Joshua J. Pak, Timothy J. R. Weakley, Michael M. Haley
The efficient synthesis and characterization of the trans-platinum complex (Et3P)2Pt(C30H12) (2, PtDBA) is described. The X-ray crystal structure shows that a strained and warped annulenic core results upon insertion of the organometallic fragment. UV−vis data suggest electronic delocalization is present in the macrocycle.