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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 280247, 5 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Alkynylplatinum(IV) Complex Containing the Terpyridine Ligand

1Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
2Department of Industrial Systems Engineering, Cluster of Science and Engineering, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan

Received 16 May 2014; Accepted 17 July 2014; Published 3 September 2014

Academic Editor: Mehmet Akkurt

Copyright © 2014 Tsugiko Takase and Dai Oyama. 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.


Reaction of square planar [(CCPh)(tpy)]+ (tpy = 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine) with bromine at low temperature provides a general route for the synthesis of octahedral alkynyl(terpyridine)platinum(IV) complex. In this first example of alkynyl(terpyridine)platinum(IV) complex, the alkynyl group is situated in trans position relative to the central nitrogen atom of the terpyridine ligand, and the two bromido ligands are situated in trans positions; an X-ray structural analysis has been completed for trans(Br)-[Br2(CCPh)(tpy)]+.