Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 427–434 | Cite as

ESR study of paramagnetic centres in irradiated platinum complexes

  • A. Buttafava
  • A. Faucitano
  • F. Martinotti
  • E. Rotondo


Platinum dichloride complexes with diolefins and phosphines were γ-irradiated at 77K and studied by ESR spectroscopy. Several paramagnetic species were simultaneously produced by electron capture, electron loss and bond homolysis in the pure compounds. An high selectivity in the generation of the reduced species was reached by the irradiation at 77K of the metal complexes in methyltetrahydrofuran solutions. The ESR spectra analysis of the paramagnetic Pt(I) species suggested a SOMO of ϕ-antibonding character for diolefins complexes and π-out-of-plane character for phosphine complexes.


Paramagnetic Centre PtCl2 Electron Loss Paramagnetic Species PEt3 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Buttafava
    • 1
  • A. Faucitano
    • 1
  • F. Martinotti
    • 1
  • E. Rotondo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica GeneraleUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica e Struttura MolecolareUniversità di MessinaItaly

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