Stereochemically non-rigid transition metal complexes of2,6-bis[1-(phenylimino)ethyl]pyridine (BIP). Part 3. Dynamic NMRstudies of fac-[PtXMe3(BIP)] (X C1, Br, or I). Crystal structure offac-[PtIMe3(BIP)]

KG Orrell, AG Osborne, V Sik, Mateus Webba da Silva, MB Hursthouse, DE Hibbs, KM Abdul Malik, NG Vassilev

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Abstract

The complexes fac-[PtXMe3(BIP)] (X Cl,Br or I;BIP 2,6-bis[1-(phenylimino)ethyl]pyridine) have been synthesised andcharacterised as involving BIP as a bidentate chelate ligand. In solution the metal-bound ligand exists in four conformationalforms, namely distal and proximal E,E and E,Z-isomers. 2D-EXSY NMR has been used to measure 1,4-metallotropic shifts ofthe PtXMe3 moiety between equivalent distal E,E forms, E,Z isomerisation of the pendant imine function and restricted C Crotation of the pendant arm of the BIP ligand. Activation energies, DG" (298.15 K), for all these processes are in the range 67–96kJ mol 1 and are essentially halogen independent. A crystal structure of fac-[PtIMe3(BIP)] shows that the pendant imine functionis in the E-conformation and is rotated at an angle of 80.1° to the plane of the pyridine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume555
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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