Homoleptic complexes of Ag(I), Cu(I), Pd(II) and Pt(II) with tetrathiafulvalene-functionalized phosphine ligands Academic Article uri icon


  • Homoleptic complexes of the type [M(L-L)2]+/2+ where L-L is a chelating tetrathiafulvalene-based phosphine ligand have been synthesized and fully characterized by X-ray crystallography, 3IP{'H} NMR spectroscopy and electrochemistry. In this study, square-planar cations of Pd(n) and Pt(n) with tetrakis(diphenylphosphino)tetrathiafulvalene (P4) and tetrahedral cations of Ag(i) and Cu(i) with 3,4-dimethyl-3',4'-bis(diphenylphosphino)tetrathiafulvalene (o-P2) have been isolated. X-Ray studies of six different crystalline compounds revealed that the conformation of the TTF (tetrathiafulvalene) substituents is highly influenced by crystal packing forces. As judged by the remarkable similarity of each Pd/Pt or Cu/Ag pair, the solid-state structures are independent of the identity of the metal. Electrochemical studies indicate that the TTF redox centers on the different phosphine ligands are electronically isolated in these compounds. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2000.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Smucker, B. W., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Smucker, Bradley W||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • January 2000