Journal of Chemical Crystallography
The crystal structure of trans-[((bis)triethylphosphine)(bis(phenylselenato))platinum (II)] has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Crystallization occurs in the triclinic space group P-1 (No. 2) with a = 8.9964(2) Å, b = 11.5103(2) Å, c = 14.9335(3) Å; α = 85.8750(10)°, β = 72.5350(10)°, γ = 68.4450(10)°. Details of the structure and spectroscopic results are presented and discussed and comparisons are made with related square planar platinum (II) structures.