In this review, the structural parameters of 18 heterotrinuclear Pt 2 M (M=Hg, Zn, Cd, Au, Mn, Ag, Pd), PtM 2 (M=Al, Ga, Sb, In, Mo, Fe), PtFeMn, PtHgMn, and PtFeOs types are summarized and analyzed. The Pt atoms are four-, five-, and even six-coordinated, among which the four-coordinated ones are the most common. The M atoms are found to be two- (Hg), three- (Hg), four- (Hg, Sb, In, Ag, Au), and six- (Ga, In, Al, Mo, Mn, Fe, Pd) coordinated and even sandwiched (FeC 10 ). There is a wide variety of donor atoms (ligands) (O+NL, N+CL, NL, CO, CN, CL, Cl, SL, PL, I), which build up the respective inner coordination spheres about the metal atoms. The 17 complexes contain two crystallographically independent molecules within the same crystal, and 1 complex contains four such molecules. In each complex, the respective molecules are differing mostly by the degree of distortion in metal-metal and metal-ligand bond distances and ligand-metal-ligand bond angles, and are examples of distortion isomerism.