Syntheses, Structures, and Electronic and Photophysical Properties of Unsymmetrically Substituted Butadiynediyl and Hexatriynediyl Complexes Derived from (C6F5)(R3P)2Pt, (p-tol)(R3P)2Pt, and (Ph3P)Au End-Groups Academic Article uri icon


  • The CuCl-catalyzed reaction of butadiynyl complex trans-(C 6F5)(Et3P)2Pt(Cs≡;C) 2 (6) and trans-(p-tol)(Et3P)2PtCl (7) in HNEt2 affords trans,trans-(C6F5)(Et 3P)2Pt(C≡C)2Pt(PEt3) 2(p-tol) (8; 62%), but similar reactions of p-tol3P- substituted coupling partners, or of 6 and ?ranj-(p-tol)(p-tol 3P)2PtCl (4), are not successful. However, 6 and 4 react under modified conditions (t-BuOK, KPF6, cat. CuCl, THF/methanol) to give trans,trans-(C6F5)(Et3P) 2Pt(C≡C)2Pt(Pp-tol3) 2(p-tol) (9; 91%). The hexatriynyl complexes trans-(C 6F5)(R3P)2Pt(C≡C) 3H (R = p-tol, Et) are treated with 4 and 7, respectively, under the original or modified conditions. Workups give trans,trans-(C6F 5)(R3P)2Pt(C≡C)3Pt(PR 3)2(p-tol) (R = p-tol, 12, 40-63%; Et, 17, 59%). The reaction of 6 and ClAu(PPh3) and KN(SiMe3)2 affords trans(C6F5)(Et3P) 2Pt(C≡C)2Au(PPh3) (18, 97%). The CuCl-catalyzed reaction of (η5-C5H5)W(CO) 3(C≡C)2H and trans-(C6F 5)(Et3P)2PtCl in HNEt2 generates trans-(C6F5)(Et3P)2Pt(C≡C) 2W(CO)3(η5-C5H5). The crystal structures of 8, 9, 17, and 18, or solvates thereof, are determined and analyzed in detail. The square-planar end-groups in the C4 adducts 8 and 9 define angles of 62.3-34.7°, as opposed to ca. 0° in the C 6 adduct 17. Both 9 and 18 exhibit phosphorescence from triplet states concentrated on the C4 segments. Data with 9 in low-temperature glasses suggest two conformers with different end-group-end-group orientations. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • de Quadras, L., Shelton, A. H., Kuhn, H., Hampel, F., Schanze, K. S., & Gladysz, J. A.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM