Weakening of Carbide–Platinum Bonds as a Probe for Ligand Donor Strengths

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Functionalization of the terminal ruthenium carbide ligand in (Cy3P)2Cl2Ru≡C: with platinum and a range of ligands provides {Ru≡C−Pt−L} fragments with trans geometries. The bridging carbide exhibits chemical shifts and coupling constants to platinum, which are highly responsive to the degree of weakening of the RuC−Pt linkage induced by the trans ligands, making the terminal ruthenium carbide complex a sensitive probe for the electron donating abilities of other ligands.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume56
Issue number20
Pages (from-to)12492-12497
Number of pages6
ISSN0020-1669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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