General strategy for the synthesis of rigid weak-link approach platinum(II) complexes: Tweezers, triple-layer complexes, and macrocycles

Robert D. Kennedy, Charles W. MacHan, C. Michael McGuirk, Mari S. Rosen, Charlotte L. Stern, Amy A. Sarjeant, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Abstract

Air-stable, heteroligated platinum(II) weak-link approach (WLA) tweezer and triple-layer complexes that possess P,X-Aryl hemilabile ligands (P = Ph 2PCH2CH2-, X = chalcoethers or amines) have been synthesized via the halide-induced ligand rearrangement (HILR) reaction, using a one-pot, partial chloride-abstraction method. The approach is general and works with a variety of phosphine-based hemilabile ligands; when a P,S-Ph ligand is used as the relatively strongly chelating ligand, heteroligated complexes are formed cleanly when an ether- (P,O-Ph), amine- (P,N-Ph 2), or fluorinated thioether-based (P,S-C6F4H) hemilabile ligand is used as the weakly chelating counterpart. The HILR reaction has also been used to synthesize bisplatinum(II) macrocycles free of oligomeric material without having to resort to the high-dilution conditions typical for macrocycle synthesis. This approach is complementary to the traditional WLA to the synthesis of macrocyclic complexes which typically proceeds via fully closed, chloride-free intermediates. The structures of the complexes may be toggled between semiopen (with only one chelating ligand) and fully closed (with both ligands chelating) via the abstraction and addition of chloride.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5876-5888
Number of pages13
JournalInorganic chemistry
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 20 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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