Linear, redox-active Pt6 and Pt2Pd2Pt 2 clusters

Eri Goto, Rowshan A. Begum, Shuzhong Zhan, Tomoaki Tanase, Katsumi Tanigaki, Ken Sakai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5029-5032
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 27


  • Cluster compounds
  • Oxidation
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Redox chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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