The preparation and electrochemistry of gold(III), palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes with 2-(diphenylphosphino)thiobenzene: X-ray crystal structure of [Au(Ph2PC6H4S)(Ph2][BPh4]

Jonathan R. Dilworth, Antony J. Hutson, Jon A Zubieta, Qin Chen

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Tetrachloroaurate(III) reacts with two equivalents of the bidentate (1-) mixed phosphinothiol ligand 2-(diphenylphosphino)benzenethiol (DPPBTH) in mildly alkaline MeOH to give a cation that can be precipitated from solution as the tetraphenylborate salt, the title complex [Au(DPPBT)2][BPh4] (1). The X-ray crystal structure of the complex shows it has a square planar geometry. K2[PtCl4] or PtCl4 react with DPPBTH in mildly alkaline MeOH to give the 16 electron platinum(II) complex [Pt(DPPBT)2] (2), whilst reaction of Na2[PdCl4] with DPPBTH under similar conditions gives the 16 electron palladium complex [Pd(DPPBT)2] (3). The complexes have been studied by u.v., i.r. and n.m.r. The electrochemical behaviour of complex (1) was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalTransition Metal Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1994


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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