Platinum bis(phosphine) complexes of 1,8-naphthosultam

Louise M. Diamond, Fergus R. Knight, Rebecca A. M. Randall, Amy L. Fuller, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, J. Derek Woollins*

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A series of bis(phosphine) platinum complexes 1-4 and 6-8 that bear the 1,8-naphthosultam ligand (L) have been synthesised. The nitrogen atom in L was deprotonated with sodium tert-butoxide to form the sodium salt. Metathetical reaction of the sodium salt (1 eq.) with the appropriate cis-dichlorobis(phosphine) platinum (1 eq.) in THF resulted in the formation of platinum complexes [Pt(PR3)2(L)Cl] (R3 = Ph3; 1, Ph2Me; 2, PhMe2; 3, Me3; 4), whilst reaction with [Pt(COD)Cl2] afforded [Pt(COD)(L)Cl] (5). The corresponding reaction employing two equivalents of L, two equivalents of NaOtBu and one equivalent of [Pt(PR3)2Cl2]/[Pt(COD)Cl2] yielded complexes [Pt(PR3)2(L)2] (R3 = Ph2Me; 6, PhMe2; 7, Me3; 8) and [Pt(COD)(L)2] (9). L, 1, 5 and 9 have been fully characterised, principally by multinuclear magnetic resonance and IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry, the remaining members of the series were analysed by 31P NMR only. Unsymmetrical complexes 1-4 provide examples of AX spin systems, with appropriate satellites attributed to 31P NMR-195Pt coupling. X-ray structures determined for 1,8-naphthosultam L, and complexes 1, 5 and 9 and where appropriate the platinum metal geometry, N-S distance and ligand distortions were compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue numberPart A
Early online date6 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Platinum
  • Naphthalene
  • Sulfam
  • Complex
  • X-ray structure
  • Ray-diffraction data
  • X-ray
  • Metal tetrathiolenes
  • Arenethiolatocopper(I) complexes
  • Crystal-structures
  • Ligands
  • Coordination
  • Cod
  • Tetrathionaphthalene


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