The High Nuclearity Mixed-Metal Cluster Dianions [Ru8H2Cu7Cl3(CO)24] 2- and [Ru12H2Cu6Cl2(CO)34] 2-

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

32 Citations (SciVal)


A linear arrangement of condensed octahedra and fused square-based pyramids are present in the novel, high nuclearity, mixed-metal dianions of the title (2 and 1, respectively), which are formed in the rection of [Ru6H(CO)18]− with excess [Cu(MeCN)4]+ in the presence of chloride ions in CH2Cl2 (1) and CH3CN (2). In these dianions the metallic ruthenium cluster cores are fused together through a central copper cluster unit (metal cores of (1 (left) and 2 (right) are depicted below).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 1997


  • Clusters
  • Copper
  • Ruthenium
  • Structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'The High Nuclearity Mixed-Metal Cluster Dianions [Ru8H2Cu7Cl3(CO)24] 2- and [Ru12H2Cu6Cl2(CO)34] 2-'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this