Oxidative addition of the bismuth-chloride bond: synthesis and structure of trans-[PtCl(PCy3)2{BiCl2}].

Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.38). 11/2010; 46(42):7894-6. DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00639d
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ABSTRACT The synthesis and full characterisation of trans-[PtCl(PCy(3))(2){BiCl(2)}] is reported via the oxidative addition of the bismuth-chloride bond across [Pt(PCy(3))(2)]; this represents the first instance of such an oxidative addition reaction to be undertaken by a bismuth halide bond.

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