Synthesis of cross linked platinum metal containing polyyne polymers

M. S. Khan, D. J. Schwartz, N. A. Pasha, A. K. Kakkar, B. Lin, P. R. Raithby, J. Lewis*

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Reaction of Pt(PnBu3)2Cl2 (1) or Pt(AsnBu3 2Cl2 (2) with stoichiometric amounts of 1,3,5‐triethynylbenzene, [1,3,5‐(HCC)3C6H3] (3)yields monomeric, [1,3,5‐Cl(PnBu3)2(PtC C)3C6H3] (4), [1,3,5‐(C1)(AsnBu3)2PtC C3C6H3] (5) or polymeric, {1,3,5‐[(PnBu3)2PtCC]3C6H3)n (6), {1,3,5‐[(AsnBu3)2PtC C]3C6H3}n (7) complexes. Treatment of (1) with (3) and 2,5‐diethynyl‐p‐xylene,HC CC6H2(CH3)2C CH (8) in varying molar ratios yields a series of high molecular weight cross linked platinum metal containing polyyne copolymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • cross‐linked
  • electronic properties
  • polyyne copolymer
  • rigid‐rod
  • π‐conjugation
  • σ‐acetylide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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