A piece of jewelry is the complex [Pt4M2(μ-H) (μ-dpmp)4(XylNC)2](PF6)3 (M = Pt, see structure), which contains the longest platinum chain characterized so far. This complex and the related compound with M = Pd are redox-active and can be readily oxidized to the electron-deficient clusters [Pt4M 2(μ-dpmp)4(XylNC)2](PF6) 4 (M = Pt, Pd) with dynamic structural changes in the metal strings. Xyl = 2,6-dimethylphenyl, dpmp = bis(diphenylphosphanylmethyl)phenylphosphane.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Sept 27|
- Cluster compounds
- Redox chemistry
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