Date Published: June 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Fazlul Huq, Muhammed Danish, Wojciech Starosta, Janusz Leciejewicz.
In the title compound, [PtI2(C5H5NO)2]·2(CH3)2SO, the PtII ion lies on an inversion center and is coordinated in a slightly distorted square-planar environment by two trans iodide ligands and two pyridine N atoms. In the crystal, complex molecules and solvent dimethyl sulfoxide molecules are linked by intermolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds.
For the results of activity, cell uptake and DNA binding studies of some trans-planar platinum complexes, see: Farrell et al. (1992 ▶); Bierbach et al. (1999 ▶); Huq et al. (2004 ▶); Daghriri et al. (2004 ▶); Chowdhury et al. (2005 ▶). For the structure of trans-dichloridoplatinum(II), see: Beusichem & Farrell (1992 ▶).