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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2013, Article ID 312310, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Crystal Structure of trans-Diiodobis(piperidine-1-carbonitrile)platinum(II)

1Department of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State University, Universitetsky Pr. 26, Stary Petergof 198504, Russia
2Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Received 24 May 2013; Accepted 3 October 2013

Academic Editors: M. Akkurt, J. Jasinski, T. Mino, P. R. Raithby, and E. Suresh

Copyright © 2013 Aleksey L. Mindich et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Treatment of dichlorobis(piperidine-1-carbonitrile)platinum(II) with potassium iodide in water/methanol mixture results in the halide ligand exchange giving novel trans-diiodobis(piperidine-1-carbonitrile)platinum(II) complex. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions (20°C, 40 min) giving trans-[PtI2(NCNC5H10)2] in 70% isolated yield. The iodide complex was characterized by IR, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopies, and high resolution ESI-MS, and its structure was determined by a single crystal X-ray diffraction.