Synthesis and X-ray structures of [Os3Pt(CO)9(μ4η 2-C≡CPh)-(η-C≡CPh)(L)] (L = 4,4′-Dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine, 4,4′-bis(tert-butyl)-2,2′-bipyridine): New heterometallic clusters with a μ4-η2- and an η1-acetylide group on a spiked-triangular metal core

Wai Yeung Wong, Fai Lung Ting, Wai Lim Lam

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Treatment of [Os3(CO)10(NCMe)2] with platinum bis(alkynyl) complexes cis-[Pt(C≡CPh)2(L)] [L = 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine (Me2bipy), 4,4′-bis(tert-butyl)-2,2′-bipyridine (tBu2-bipy)] at room temperature readily affords the novel, spiked-triangular heterometallic cluster complexes [Os3Pt(CO)9(μ4-η 2-C≡CPh)(η1-C≡CPh)(L)] (L = Me2bipy 1, tBu2bipy 2) in moderate yields. X-ray analysis of both complexes reveals that one alkynyl moiety is coordinated to the metal atoms in a μ4-η2(II) mode, accompanied by a concomitant transfer of an η1-C≡CPh group from the platinum centre to the osmium atom to give a metal framework with an osmium atom apically bonded to an Os2Pt triangle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-627
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkyne ligands
  • Cluster compounds
  • Osmium
  • Platinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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