Bidentate phosphine-selenoether (P, Se) ligands were synthesized, and their heteroligated Pt(II) complexes were made and studied. The unique "P, S/P, Se" ligand coordination to Pt(II) can be realized via the halide-induced ligand rearrangement reaction. In all cases, the exclusive formation of semi-open heteroligated complexes was achieved as shown by 31P and 77Se NMR spectroscopy and from single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. This is the first example of the use of 77Se NMR spectroscopy to characterize these types of structures through direct observation of the weak-link interaction with the metal center. Heteroligated structure formation is believed to be driven by the relative electrondonating ability of the substituent groups on the seleno or thioether moieties. This effect is studied by comparing the structures of corresponding P, SMe and P, SeMe complexes bearing a hemilabile P, SCH2CF3 group, which is less sterically demanding than P, SPh but is similar in terms of electron withdrawing ability.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry