Generation and Characterization of the First Persistent Platinum(I)-Centered Radical

Yosi Kratish, Arseni Kostenko, Alexander Kaushansky, Boris Tumanskii, Dmitry Bravo-Zhivotovskii*, Yitzhak Apeloig

*Corresponding author for this work

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The first persistent platinum(I)-centered radical was generated by homolytic cleavage of a Pt−HgSiR3 bond of a mercury-substituted platinum(II) complex. The PtI radical was characterized by EPR spectroscopy, chemical trapping experiments, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8275-8279
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • EPR spectroscopy
  • mercury
  • mercury–platinum complexes
  • platinum
  • radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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