Photo-isomerisation of alkenyl complexes of platinum(II): structural, spectroscopic, kinetic and computational investigations.

In this work UVA and blue light have been used to study photo-isomerisation about the C=C double bond in complexes of the type [PtCl(-CH=CHAr)(tmeda)] [Ar = C6H5, (E)-2a; 4-CH3O-C6H4, (E)-2b; 3-NO2-C6H4, (E)-2c; and 3-CH3O-C6H4, (E)-2d]. The progress of the reaction has been monitored by NMR spectroscopy following irradiation of the NMR sample. The NMR data… CONTINUE READING