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Issue 44, 2009
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Unexpected coordination difference in geometric-isomerism between N,S- and N,N-heterocyclic carbenes in cyclometallated platinum(ii)

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Abstract

The reaction of [PtII(2-phenylpyridine)(acac)] and benzothiazolium bromide yields the N,S-heterocyclic carbene ligand trans to pyridyl while, surprisingly, a very similar N,N-heterocyclic carbene coordinates predominantly trans to the cyclometallated carbon.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected coordination difference in geometric-isomerism between N,S- and N,N-heterocyclic carbenes in cyclometallated platinum(ii)

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Submitted
14 Jul 2009
Accepted
09 Sep 2009
First published
29 Sep 2009

Chem. Commun., 2009, 6831-6833
Article type
Communication

Unexpected coordination difference in geometric-isomerism between N,S- and N,N-heterocyclic carbenes in cyclometallated platinum(II)

S. K. Yen, D. J. Young, H. V. Huynh, L. L. Koh and T. S. A. Hor, Chem. Commun., 2009, 6831
DOI: 10.1039/B914036K

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