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CAS number 12080-32-9 YesY
PubChem 5702648
ChemSpider 4642949 YesY
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Molecular formula C8H12Cl2Pt
Molar mass 374.17 g mol−1
Melting point 285 °C (545 °F; 558 K)
EU classification Irritant Xi
R-phrases R36/37/38
S-phrases S26-S37/39
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Dichloro(1,5-cyclooctadiene)platinum(II) (Pt(cod)Cl2) is an organometallic compound of platinum. This colourless solid, which is a commercially available, is an entry point to other platinum compounds through the displacement of the cod and/or chloride ligands. It is prepared from potassium tetrachloroplatinate and the diene:[1]

K2PtCl4 + C8H12 → PtCl2C8H12 + 2 KCl


  1. ^ E. Costa, P. G. Pringle, M. Ravetz (1997). "[(1,2,5,6-N)-1,5-Cyclooctadiene]Dimethyl-Platinum(II)". Inorg. Synth. Inorganic Syntheses 31: 284–286. doi:10.1002/9780470132623.ch49. ISBN 978-0-470-13262-3. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ashfaquzzaman Syed, Edwin D. Stevens, Sandra G. Cruz (1984). "Reexamination of the π bonding in dichloro(cycloocta-1,5-diene)platinum". Inorg. Chem. 23 (22): 3673–3674. doi:10.1021/ic00190a053. 
  • J. L. Butikofer, E. W. Kalberer, W. C. Schuster, and D. M. Roddick, “The Crystal Structure of Dichloro(norbornadiene)platinum(II): A Comparison to Dichloro(cyclooctadiene)platinum(II),” Acta Cryst. C. 2004, m353-m354.