Pt2 II and Pt2 III dimers containing a Pt2(2,2′-bipyridine)2(μ-N,N- dimethyl-guanidinato)2 unit

Ken Sakai, Kazuo Yokokawa, Yoshimi Yokoyama

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The syntheses and crystal structures of the title Pt2 II and Pt2 III dimers doubly bridged with N,N-dimethyl-guanidinate ligands, namely bis-(μ-N,N-dimethyl-guanidinato)bis-[(2,2′-bipyridine) platinum(II)](Pt - Pt) bis-(hexa-fluoro-phosphate) acetonitrile disolvate, [Pt2 II(C3H8N3)2(C10H8N2)2](PF6)2·2CH3CN, (I), and guanidinium bis-(μ-N,N-dimethyl-guanidinato)bis-[(2,2′-bipyridine) sulfatoplatinum(III)](Pt - Pt) bis-(hexa-fluoro-phosphate) nitrate hexa-hydrate, (C3H10N3)[PtIII 2(C3H8N3)2(SO4)2(C10H8N2)2]NO3·6H2O, (II), are reported. The oxidation of the Pt2 II dimer into the Pt2 III dimer results in a marked shortening of the Pt - Pt distance from 2.8512 (6) to 2.5656 (4) Å. The change is mainly compensated for by the change in the dihedral angle between the two Pt coordination planes upon oxidation, from 21.9 (2) to 16.9 (3)°. We attribute the relatively strong one-dimensional stack of dimers achieved in the Pt2 II compound in part to the strong PtII⋯C(bpy) associations (bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine) in the crystal structure [Pt⋯C = 3.416 (10) and 3.361 (12) Å].

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Structural Biology


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