A pincer-type anionic platinum(0) complex

Leonid Schwartsburd, Revital Cohen, Leonid Konstantinovski, David Milstein

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(Chemical Presented) Holding a Pt0 anion in a pincer: Reduction of the pincer-type PtII complex 1 results in the formation of the thermally stable anionic Pt0 complex 2. This complex adopts a T-shaped structure and exhibits diverse reactivity, including efficient electron-transfer processes in which 2 is reoxidized quantitatively to Pt II. Protonation of 2 with water gives a PtII hydride complex, and C-F activation under mild conditions leads to 3 (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3603-3606
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2008


  • C-F activation
  • Electron transfer
  • P ligands
  • Platinum
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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