Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 619–622 | Cite as

Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Pivalamidate-Bridged Trinuclear Platinum–Copper Complex with a Linear Pt–Cu–Pt Core

Original Paper


The heterotrimetallic complex [Cu{trans-Pt(NH3)2(NHCOtBu)2}2](NO3)2 was synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. The cationic complex consists two trans-[Pt(NH3)2(NHCOtBu)2] units and one Cu2+ ion, which are linearly held together by four bridging pivalamidate ligands. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c with a = 13.18(1) Å, b = 13.12(1) Å, c = 21.38(2) Å, β = 116.88(3)°Å, V = 3674(5) Å3, and Z = 4. The trimeric Pt–Cu–Pt cation further aggregates into a dimer of trimer via a weak Pt···Pt interaction.

Graphical abstract

Synthesis and crystal structure of pivalamidate-bridged trinuclear platinum–copper complex with a linear Pt–Cu–Pt core

Chao Chen, Huayu Qiu*, Fenghui Liu and Wanzhi Chen*

A heterotrimetallic complex [Cu{trans-Pt(NH3)2(NHCOtBu)2}2](NO3)2 was synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography.


Crystal structure Platinum Copper Pivalamidate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of EducationHangzhou Teachers CollegeHangzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China

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