Aspects of the low-temperature chemistry of tris(triphenylphosphine)platinum(0)

Ayusman Sen, Jack Halpern

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A distinctive feature of the chemistry of platinum(0) phosphine and related d10 complexes is the accessibility of a range of stable coordination numbers.1, 2 This is reflected in the occurrence of stable complexes with coordination numbers ranging from 2 to 4, e.g., [Pt(P(i-Pr)3)2], 3 [Pt(PPh3)3], 4 and [Pt(PEt3)4]5 (the preferred coordination number being influenced by both steric and electronic factors)6 and in the duality of mechanisms exhibited, for example, by [Pt(PPh3)3], which has been shown to undergo substitution and oxidative addition reactions simultaneously by associative and dissociative mechanisms.7, 8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1075
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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