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Preparation of Pt–Tl clusters showing new geometries. X-ray, NMR and luminescence studies

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Square planar complexes [Pt(CNC)L] (CNC = C,N,C-2,6-NC5H3(C6H4-2)2; L = tht (tetrahydrothiophene, SC4H8, 1), L = CNtBu (2)) react with TlPF6 in different Pt/Tl molar ratios (3/1 in the case of 1 and 1/1 in the case of 2) yielding the complexes [{Pt(CNC)(tht)}3Tl](PF6) (3) and [Pt(CNC)(CNtBu)Tl](PF6) (4), respectively. The structures of 3 and 4 (X-ray) show the presence of Pt→Tl dative bonds unsupported by any bridging ligands. In complex 3, the only Tl centre is simultaneously bonded to three Pt atoms forming a perfect equilateral triangle with Pt–Tl distances of 2.9088(5) Å, remarkably short. Complex 4 is formed by three “Pt(CNC)(CNtBu)Tl” units, disposed in a triangular fashion, linked together through η6-Tl–arene interactions, and showing Pt–Tl bonds with distances of ca. 3.04 Å. The study of these crystal structures would seem to indicate that the difference between the Pt/Tl ratios found in the complexes 3 and 4 is due to the steric requirements of the L ligand bonded to Pt. NMR studies both in solution and in the solid state show that the Pt–Tl bond persists in solutions of 3 and 4. The UV-vis spectra of 3 and 4 in solution display the same profiles as those of 1 and 2, which may suggest a partial dissociation of the Pt–Tl bond in solution. However, by DFT calculations it was proved that in this case the formation of the Pt–Tl dative bond does not produce the expected blue-shift in the UV-vis absorptions. The emissive behaviour of 1–4 in the solid state and in frozen solutions is also studied and included in this work.

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The article was received on 20 Feb 2014, accepted on 13 May 2014 and first published on 14 May 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00536H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 10828-10843
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    Preparation of Pt–Tl clusters showing new geometries. X-ray, NMR and luminescence studies

    Ú. Belío, S. Fuertes and A. Martín, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 10828
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00536H

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