Reactions of head-to-head (HH) α-pyridonato- and pivalamidato-bridged platinum(III) binuclear complexes withacetone were investigated kinetically. The reactions with acetone proceeded slowly to form acetonyl PtIII binuclear complexes in two steps. A mechanism, which involves π-coordination of the enol form of acetone in the first step, followed by the π-β bond conversion in the second step, is proposed. π-Coordination of the enol was strongly supported by kinetic analyses of a ligand substitution reaction involving the pivalamidato-bridged PtIII binuclear complex with (4-hydroxyphenyl)pyruvic acid. Only the enol form was reactive towards the PtIII dimer complex. The enol form of acetone coordinates to the Pt(N2O2) atom in the HH amidato-bridged platinum(III) binuclear complex atfirst, and then the π-coordinated acetone changes to the β-coordinated acetone to form the acetonyl PtIII binuclear complex.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Apr|
- Reaction mechanisms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Inorganic Chemistry