The lability of organic groups in the reaction of 2-(2-pyridyl)phenyl(p-ethoxyphenyl)tellurium(II) with palladium (II) and platinum (II) chlorides
Reaction between 2- (- pyridyl )phenyl(p-ethoxyphenyl)tellurium(II), RR'Te, and PdCl2 or PtCl2 are complex. The organic groups R and R' are labile, trans-metallation to form RM-groups (M=Pd, Pt) occurs. The solid phases isolated have well defined stoichiometries, eg R'TePdCl, R2R'TePtCl5 and these are discussed together with IR, 1H and 195Pt NMR data.
Tanzania Journal of Science Vol. 32 (1) 2006: pp. 99-102