Heterobimetallic Alkyl Polyhydride Complexes of Rhenium and Platinum

A D BATSANOV, J A K HOWARD, J B LOVE, J L SPENCER

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Abstract

The utilization of the rhenium heptahydride complex [ReH7(dbpe)] [dbpe = Bu(2)(t)P(CH2)(2)-PBu(2)(t)] in reactions with bis(alkene) complexes of platinum has facilitated the isolation of the heterobimetallic alkyl polyhydride complexes [Re(dbpe)H6Pt(R')(PR(3))] [R' = C2H5, PR(3) PCy(3) (Cy = cyclohexyl); R' = C7H11 (2-norbornyl), PR(3) = PPh(3), PCy(3), PBu(3)(t)], which are resistant to the reductive elimination of alkane. The crystal structure of [Re(dbpe)H6Pt-(C2H5)(PCy(3))] was elucidated by X-ray crystallography. The molecule was shown to have a short Re-Pt bond [2.643(1) Angstrom]. For the case R' = 2-norbornyl and PR(3) = PBu(3)(t), the p-elimination of norbornene is observed, resulting in the formation of the bimetallic heptahydride complex [Re(dbpe)H7Pt(PBu(3)(t))]. The complex [ReH7(dbpe)Pt(PCy(3))] may be made by the direct reaction of [Pt(cod)(2)] with [ReH7(dbpe)] and PCy(3). All of the bimetallic complexes undergo H/D exchange reactions in C6D6 at ambient temperatures, with both metal hydride and methyl protons of the dbpe ligand being active. The reaction between [ReH7(dbpe)] and [Pt(nb)(3)] (nb = norbornene) affords a species capable of polymerizing norbornene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5657-5664
Number of pages8
JournalOrganometallics
Volume14
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995

Keywords

  • RAY CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE
  • BOND ACTIVATION
  • HYDRIDE
  • (PPH3)2REH7
  • DIFFRACTION
  • ELIMINATION
  • CHEMISTRY
  • ETHYLENE
  • LIGANDS
  • IRIDIUM

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