Nair, A. G., Ujam, O. T., Lane, J. R., Henderson, W., & Nicholson, B. K. (2012). Platinum(II) complexes containing the 3,3-dimethylglutarimidate ligand. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 65(21), 3731-3739.
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Reaction of cis-[PtCl ₂(PPh ₃) ₂] with excess 3,3-dimethylglutarimide (dmgH) and sodium chloride in refluxing methanol gives the mono-imidate complex cis-[PtCl(dmg)(PPh ₃) ₂], which was structurally characterized. The plane of the imidate ligand is approximately perpendicular to the platinum coordination plane which, coupled with restricted rotation about the Pt-N bond, results in inequivalent methyl groups and CH2 protons of the dmg ligand in the room temperature ¹H NMR spectrum. These observations were corroborated by a theoretical study using density functional theory methods. The analogous bromide complex cis-[PtBr(dmg)(PPh ₃) ₂] can be prepared by replacing NaCl with NaBr in the reaction mixture.
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