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Easy activation of the aryl–sulfur bond by platinum(II)

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The reagents 1,2-C6H4(CH[double bond, length as m-dash]NR)(SMe), R = CH2CH2NMe2 or Ph, react with [Pt2Me4(μ-SMe2)2] by oxidative addition of the aryl–sulfur bond to give the corresponding crystalline binuclear platinum(IV) compounds [Pt2Me4(μ-SMe)22-C,N-C6H4-2-CH[double bond, length as m-dash]NR)2], as the isomers with Ci (R = CH2CH2NMe2 or Ph) or C1 (R = Ph) symmetry. These first examples of C–S bond activation at platinum(II) occur easily at room temperature, and the reactions give complex equilibria of isomeric products, from which the isolated compounds crystallise.

Graphical abstract: Easy activation of the aryl–sulfur bond by platinum(ii)

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The article was received on 03 May 2013, accepted on 04 Jun 2013 and first published on 04 Jun 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43303J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6421-6423
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    Easy activation of the aryl–sulfur bond by platinum(II)

    S. Kim, P. D. Boyle, M. S. McCready, K. R. Pellarin and R. J. Puddephatt, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6421
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43303J

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