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Keywords:

  • density functional calculations;
  • heterobimetallic complexes;
  • insertion;
  • Lewis pairs;
  • transition metals
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M&Ms: The reversible insertion of a platinum complex into coinage group metal–halogen bonds results in a series of unsupported metal-only Lewis pairs with a Lewis basic platinum(0) fragment and cationic copper, silver, and gold Lewis acids (see scheme; M=Cu, Ag, Au; Cy=cyclohexyl). This is a convenient route to mixed d10–d10 complexes.