A novel route to multinuclear d8 metal-chalcogen compounds with nuclearity control

Rubén Mas-Ballesté, William Clegg, Agustí Lledós, Pilar González-Duarte

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We have designed a new synthetic procedure to obtain multinuclear aggregates containing a {Pt2S2}n core. The synthetic strategy involves the reaction of [(dppp)Pt(μ-S) 2Pt(dppp)] with [PtCl2(PhCN)2] and thus the expansion of the {Pt2S2} ring to a [{Pt2S 2}PtCl2] fragment. The lability of the chloride anions allows their replacement by bridging sulfide ligands, thus affording a new [{Pt2(μ3-S)2}{Pt2(μ-S) 2}{Pt2(μ3-S)2}] core. Its subsequent evolution to [{Pt2S2}3PtCl 2] lays the foundation for a new cycle. © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3223-3227
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2004


  • Cluster compounds
  • Metalloligands
  • Platinum
  • Self-assembly
  • Sulfur


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