Synthesis and characterization of pyridine- and thiophene-based platinacyclynes

Charles A. Johnson, Benjamin A. Baker, Orion B. Berryman, Lev N. Zakharov, Matthew J. O'Connor, Michael M. Haley

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Seven heterocyclic macrocycles, including the first platinacycles with pyridine and thiophene rings incorporated into the cyclyne system, are reported. Pt-acetylide cyclynes were assembled via tin transmetallation or amine-mediated oxidative addition with stoichiometric PtCl2(PEt3) 2 and CuI. The organometallic cyclynes exhibited enhanced electronic properties compared to previously described platinabenzocyclynes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-421
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 15 2006


  • Acetylide
  • Benzocyclyne
  • Heterocycle
  • Metallacycle
  • Platinum(II)


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