This review provides a survey of the key-class of Pt0 complexes of general formula [Pt(N,N'-chelate)(η2-olefin)]. The main spectroscopic, structural and chemical features are discussed, in terms of electronic and steric properties of the ancillary ligands. The versatile reactivity towards electrophiles is described as a very useful entry to PtII compounds with a wide assortment of ligands, such as halido, hydrido, hydrocarbyl, organometal, organoelement and carbene fragments, in some cases stabilised for the first time by the careful choice of the N,N'-ligand. Remarkably, the reactions can be an equilibrium, and their relevant thermodynamic parameters have also been collected, thus allowing a thorough discussion of the electronic and steric factors which affect its position.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/ejic.201001021|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000287160500001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-79251548944|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|