[Ru20H4Cu6Cl2(CO) 48]4-: A New High Nuclearity Copper-Ruthenium Cluster

Michael A. Beswick, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, M. Carmen Ramirez De Arellano

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A precursor for Cu/Ru mixed-metal catalysts? This is one of the potential applications of the title cluster (structure of the Ru20Cu6Cl2 framework shown below), which can be isolated as the nBu4N+ salt from the reaction of [(Ph3P)2N]2[Ru10H2(CO)25] with nBu4NOH/H2O,[Cu(MeCN)4], and (Ph3P)2NCl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2227-2228
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 1997


  • Carbonyl complexes
  • Clusters
  • Copper
  • Ruthenium
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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