Mixed-Metal Cluster Complexes from the Reactions of M3(CO)12 (M = Fe, Ru, Os) with the Unsaturated Complex Pt(IPr)(SnBut3)(H)

  • Vincent ZolloJr.
  • Sedigheh Etezadi
  • Mohan M. Gamage
  • Burjor CaptainEmail author
Original Paper


The reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut3)(H) at 68 °C yielded the trigonal bipyramidal cluster Ru3Pt2(IPr)2(CO)12, 1, in 32% yield. The reaction of Os3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut3)(H) at 68 °C furnished the triosmium–monoplatinum cluster complex Os3Pt(IPr)(CO)12, 2, in 51% yield and the triosmium–diplatinum cluster complex Os3Pt2(IPr)2(CO)12, 3, in 19% yield. The reaction of Fe3(CO)12 with Pt(IPr)(SnBut3)(H) at room temperature resulted in cluster fragmentation to afford the diiron–monoplatinum cluster complex Fe2Pt(IPr)(CO)9, 4, in 44% yield. All four compounds were structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses.

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Platinum Cluster Bimetallic N-heterocyclic carbene 



The National Science Foundation (CHE-1300206) is gratefully acknowledged for support of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent ZolloJr.
    • 1
  • Sedigheh Etezadi
    • 1
  • Mohan M. Gamage
    • 1
  • Burjor Captain
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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