Fong, S-W. A., Hor, T. S. A., Henderson, W., Nicholson, B. K., Gardyne, S. & Devoy, S. M. (2003). Coordination chemistry of the [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄] metalloligand with π-hydrocarbon derivatives of d⁶ ruthenium(II), osmium(II), rhodium(III) and iridium(III). Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 679(), 24-31.
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The reactivity of [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄] towards [RuCl₂(η⁶-arene)]₂ (arene=C₆H₆, C₆Me₆, p-MeC₆H₄Pri=p-cymene), [OsCl₂(η⁶-p-cymene)]₂ and [MCl₂(η⁵-C₅Me₅)]₂ (M=Rh, Ir) have been probed using electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. In all cases, dicationic products of the type [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄ML]²⁺ (L=π-hydrocarbon ligand) are observed, and a number of complexes have been prepared on the synthetic scale, isolated as their BPh₄− or PF₆− salts, and fully characterised. A single-crystal X-ray structure determination on the Ru p-cymene derivative confirms the presence of a pseudo-five-coordinate Ru centre. This resists addition of small donor ligands such as CO and pyridine. The reaction of [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄] with RuClCp(PPh₃)₂ (Cp=η⁵-C₅H₅) gives [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄RuCp]⁺. In addition, the reaction of [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄] with the related carbonyl complex [RuCl₂(CO)₃]₂, monitored by electrospray mass spectrometry, gives [Pt₂(μ-S)₂(PPh₃)₄Ru(CO)₃Cl]⁺.
This article is published in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, (c) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V.