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Maximizing Coordinative and Electronic Unsaturation: Three-Coordinate Dicationic Platinum Complexes


  • We are grateful to the German Science Foundation (DFG) for financial support.


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Halide abstraction from cationic base-stabilized borylene complexes led to extremely electronically and coordinatively unsaturated platinum complexes. The formally 14-electron borylene complexes show no agostic interactions with the phosphine ligands, and only small Lewis donor ligands could be added to the Pt center.