Date Published: July 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Shu-Bin Zhao, Rui-Yao Wang, Michel R. Gagné.
In the title ionic compound, [Pt(C17H23)(C34H33P3)](BF4)·2CH2Cl2, the PtII atom adopts a square-planar coordination geometry with the large (Z)-8-mesitylcyclooct-4-en-1-yl group occupying the fourth coordination site. The (triphos)Pt moiety and the mesityl group are attached to the cyclooct-4-ene motif at the 1- and 8-position in a syn configuration. The (BF4)− anion and one of the dichloromethane solvate molecules each are disordered over two sets of sites.
For structures of similar triphos-chelating PtII-alkyl compounds, see: Koh & Gagné (2004 ▶); Feducia & Gagné (2008 ▶); Sokol et al. (2011 ▶). For structures of compounds incoporating cyclooctadiene (COD) and also generated via coordination-triggered bond metal-carbon migratory insertion reactions, see: Lin et al. (2009 ▶).