Palladium and Platinum Complexes Containing Diphenyl-2-(3- methyl)indolylphosphine

Yu-Ying Kuo, Rosenildo C. Da Costa, Hazel A Sparkes, Mairi F. Haddow, Gareth R. Owen*

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Syntheses and characterisation of group ten complexes
containing the ligand diphenyl-2-(3-methyl)indolylphosphine are
presented herein. The complexes [trans-PdCl2{PPh2(C9H8N)}2] (1),
[cis-PtCl2{PPh2(C9H8N)}2] (2), [trans-Pd(CH3)Cl{PPh2(C9H8N)}2] (3)
and [trans-Pt(CH3)Cl{PPh2(C9H8N)}2] (4) have all been structurally
characterized by X-ray crystallography. In all cases, the ligands
coordinate to the metal centres via the phosphorus donor atom (κ1
and the pendent NH groups on the indolyl rings of the ligand are
orientated so that there is some degree of interaction with the metal‒
chloride bonds. The unexpected reactivity of 4 with Na[B{3,5-
C6H3(CF3)2}4] is also reported. In this case, the product resulting from
this reaction was found to be [Pt{3,5-C6H3(CF3)2}2{PPh2(C9H8N)}2].
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Sept 2020


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