Visible Light Enhanced Selective Reductive Elimination of a Methylmanganese Complex from a Heterodinuclear Dimethylphenyl(4,4′-di-<i>tert</i>-butyl-2,2′-bipyridine)platinum−Pentacarbonylmanganese Complex

Novel visible light induced reductive elimination of a heterodinuclear triorganoplatinum−manganese complex, (<sup><i>t</i></sup>Bu<sub>2</sub>bpy)Me<sub>2</sub>PhPt−Mn(CO)<sub>5</sub>, gives a methylmanganese complex, MnMe(CO)<sub>5</sub>, and a methylphenylplatinum complex, PtMePh(<sup><i>t</i></sup>Bu<sub>2</sub>bpy).