The reaction of the dianion [Ru5C(CO)14]2- with 2 equivalents of [Ru(η5-C5H5)(MeCN)3]+ afforded two new clusters, the hexanuclear anion [Ru6C(CO)14(η5-C5H 5)]- 1 and the neutral heptanuclear cluster [Ru7C(CO)14- (η5-C5H5)2] 2 in high yields. In a similar reaction the hexanuclear dianion [Ru6C(CO)16]2- may be 'capped' by [Ru(η5-C5H5)(MeCN)3]+ to afford good yields of both the heptanuclear monoanion [Ru7C(CO)16(η5-C5H 5)]- 3 and the neutral cluster 2. The clusters 1, 2 and 3 have been fully characterised by both spectroscopic and crystallographic methods. The crystal structures show that the metal framework of all three clusters is based on a central Ru6C octahedral core. In 1 one of the core atoms is co-ordinated to an η5-C5H5 ligand, while in 2 an additional Ru(η5-C5H5) group caps one triangular face of the octahedron to give a capped octahedral framework. In 3 the single η5-C5H5 ligand is co-ordinated to the capping Ru atom in the capped octahedral framework.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sept 1997|
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