A series of A-frame Pt(II) acetylide complexes [Pt2(μ-dppm)2(μ-C≡CR)(C≡CR)2]+(R = C6H5, C6H4OMe-P, C6H4OEt-P, C6H4Et-p, Bp,tBu) have been isolated and shown to exhibit strong luminescence in both the solid state and in fluid solution. All these A-frame acetylide complexes have been found to exhibit fluxional properties. The free energies of activation for the fluxional process of selected Pt(II) A-frame acetylide complexes have been determined.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry