Quinone methide generation based on a cis-(N,N) platinum complex

Elena Poverenov, Linda J.W. Shimon, David Milstein

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Quinone methides (QMs) are highly reactive compounds that play important roles in various chemical and biological processes. In this work, a stable imino-pyridine platinum(IV) complex that bears a silylprotected oxy-benzyl precursor of the quinone methide BHT - QM, derived from the food preservative 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-metnylphenol (BHT), was prepared and fully characterized, including by X-ray structural characterization. De-silylation results in a rarely observed, fully characterized, zwitterionic intermediate η1-methylene-p-phenoxy-Pt(IV), which undergoes de-aromatization to the unstable BHT - QM, which was trapped in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2178-2182
Number of pages5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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