Trans-(μ-5,5′-Diethynyl-2,2′-bipyridine)bis- [phenylbis(triethylphosphine)platinum(II)]

Muhammad S. Khan, Mohammed K. Al-Suti, Birte Ahrens, Paul R. Raithby*, Simon J. Teat

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The title compound, [Pt2(C6H5) 2(C14H6N2)(C6H 15P)4], is a dinuclear PtII di-yne complex that exhibits π-conjugation along the molecular backbone. It is used as a model complex for rigid-rod platinum poly-yne polymers of which it is a precursor. Such compounds are of interest because of the extended π-conjugation through the aromatic/heteroaromatic spacer group in the backbone. The asymmetric unit contains two half molecules of the title compound, each lying on a crystallographic centre of symmetry situated at the mid-point of the central C - C bond of the bipyridine unit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m735-m737
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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