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Inorg Chem. 2003 Nov 17;42(23):7560-8.

Hydrolytic metal-mediated coupling of dialkylcyanamides at a Pt(IV) center giving a new family of diimino ligands.

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Department of Chemistry, St Petersburg State University, 198504 Stary Petergof, Russian Federation.


Addition of excess R(2)NCN to an aqueous solution of K(2)[PtCl(4)] led to the precipitation of [PtCl(2)(NCNR(2))(2)] (R(2) = Me(2) 1; Et(2) 2; C(5)H(10) 3; C(4)H(8)O, 4) in a cis/trans isomeric ratio which depends on temperature. Pure isomers cis-1-3 and trans-1-3 were separated by column chromatography on SiO(2), while trans-4 was obtained by recrystallization. Complexes cis-1-3 isomerize to trans-1-3 on heating in the solid phase at 110 degrees C; trans-1 has been characterized by X-ray crystallography. Chlorination of the platinum(II) complexes cis-1-3 and trans-1-4 gives the appropriate platinum(IV) complexes [PtCl(4)(NCNR(2))(2)] (cis-5-7 and trans-5-8). The compound cis-6 was also obtained by treatment of [PtCl(4)(NCMe)(2)] with neat Et(2)NCN. The platinum(IV) complex trans-[PtCl(4)(NCNMe(2))(2)] (trans-5) in a mixture of undried Et(2)O and CH(2)Cl(2) undergoes facile hydrolysis to give trans-[PtCl(4)[(H)=C(NMe(2))OH](2)] (9; X-ray structure has been determined). The hydrolysis went to another direction with the cis-[PtCl(4)(NCNR(2))(2)] (cis-5-7) which were converted to the metallacycles [PtCl(4)[NH=C(NR(2))OC(NR(2))=NH]] (11-13) due to the unprecedented hydrolytic coupling of the two adjacent dialkylcyanamide ligands giving a novel (for both coordination and organic chemistry) diimino linkage. Compounds 11-13 and also 14 (R(2) = C(4)H(8)O) were alternatively obtained by the reaction between cis-[PtCl(4)(MeCN)(2)] and neat undried NCNR(2). The structures of complexes 11, 13, and 14 were determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. All the platinum compounds were additionally characterized by elemental analyses, FAB mass-spectrometry, and IR and (1)H and (13)C[(1)H] NMR spectroscopies.

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