Synthetic, structural, and solution thermochemical studies in the dimethylbis(phosphine)platinum(II) system. Dichotomy between structural and thermodynamic trends

C M Haar, Steven Patrick Nolan, W J Marshall, K G Moloy, A Prock, W P Giering

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Abstract

Reaction enthalpies of the complex (COD)PtMe2 (COD = eta(4)-1,5-cyclooctadiene) with an extensive series of unidentate phosphines have been measured by solution calorimetry. The molecular structures of cis-P2PtMe2 for P = PEt3, PMe2Ph, P(pyrrolyl)(3), and PCy3 have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The relative stabilities of the resulting P-2-PtMe2 complexes are strongly influenced by the size (cone angle) of the incoming phosphine, with larger cone angles resulting in less thermodynamically stable complexes. Crystallographic and P-31 NMR data, however, do not reflect the enthalpic stability scale and are more closely correlated to the electronic (chi) character of the phosphine ligands. The strength of the Pt-P interaction, as determined from these structural data, is greatest for phosphines with electron-withdrawing substituents, regardless of phosphine size or reaction enthalpy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-479
Number of pages6
JournalOrganometallics
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1999

Keywords

  • N-PYRROLYL PHOSPHINES
  • PI-ACCEPTOR CHARACTER
  • LIGAND SUBSTITUTION
  • L(2)FE(CO)(3) SYSTEM
  • ENTHALPIES
  • COMPLEXES
  • CHEMISTRY

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