Trans-μ-(2,5-dioctyl-1,4-phenylene) diethynylbis[phenylbis(triethylphosphine)platinum(ll)]

Muhammad S. Khan, Mohammed K. Al-Suti, Mary F. Mahon, Louise Male*, Paul R. Raithby

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The title compound, [Pt2(C6H5) 2(C26H36)(C6H15P) 4], is a dinuclear PtII di-yne compound exhibiting π-conjugation along the molecular backbone. It is used as a model species for rigid-rod platinum poly-yne compounds of which it is a precursor. Such compounds are of interest due to the extended π-conjugation through the aromatic linker unit in the backbone. In this structure, the molecule lies on an inversion centre such that the asymmetric unit comprises half the formula unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m833-m835
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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