Platinum complexes of dibenzo[1,2]dithiin, dibenzo[1,2]dithiin oxides and related polyaromatic hydrocarbon ligands

S M Aucott, P Kilian, S D Robertson, A M Z Slawin, J D Woollins

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The synthesis of platinum bisphosphine complexes of biphenyl-2,2'-dichalcogenates and the oxides of dibenzo[1,2]dithiin and related ligand systems by oxidative addition to [Pt-(PPh3)(4)] is reported. We also describe the synthesis of a new compound, di-benzothiophen-4-yldiselenide and its simple platinum complex (obtained by oxidative addition). All complexes have been fully characterised, principally by using multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and in six cases by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The majority are simple S/S or Se/Se complexes, however the addition of dibenzo[1,2]dithin trioxide to [Pt(PPh3)(4)] gives a bimetallic system, [Pt-[2-[S(O)],2'[S(O)(2)]-biphen](PPh3)](2), containing a central Pt2S2O2 core in which the ligand behaves as a tridentate S,S,O donor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-902
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2006


  • coordination
  • oxygen
  • platinum
  • sulfur
  • X-ray diffraction
  • sulfur-containing ligands
  • transition metal complexes
  • ray-structure-analysis
  • crystal structures
  • oxidative addition
  • sulfenato ligands
  • oxygenation
  • styrene

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