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Hydrogen Bonding in Platinum Indolylphosphine Polyfluorido and Fluorido Complexes

Sander, Stefan; Cosgrove, Elizabeth J.; Müller, Robert; Kaupp, Martin; Braun, Thomas

The reaction of the Pt complexes cis‐[Pt(CH3)(Ar){Ph2P(Ind)}2] (Ind=2‐(3‐methyl)indolyl, Ar=4‐tBuC6H4 (1 a), 4‐CH3C6H4 (1 b), Ph (1 c), 4‐FC6H4 (1 d), 4‐ClC6H4 (1 e), 4‐CF3C6H4 (1 f)) with HF afforded the polyfluorido complexes trans‐[Pt(F(HF)2)(Ar){Ph2P(Ind)}2] 2 a–f, which can be converted into the fluoride derivatives trans‐[Pt(F)(Ar){Ph2P(Ind)}2] (3 a–f) by treatment with CsF. The compounds 2 a–f and 3 a–f were characterised thoroughly by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. The data reveal hydrogen bonding of the fluorido ligand with HF molecules and the indolylphosphine ligand. Polyfluorido complexes 2 a–f show larger |1J(F,Pt)|, but lower 1J(H,F) coupling constants when compared to the fluorido complexes 3 a–f. Decreasing 1J(P,Pt) coupling constants in 2 a–f and 3 a–f suggest a cis influence of the aryl ligands in the following order: 4‐tBuC6H4 (a) ≈4‐CH3C6H4 (b)
Published in: Chemistry – A European Journal, 10.1002/chem.202202768, Wiley