The photochemical generation and some exploratory reactions of the novel di-hydrido tri-ruthenium cluster (H2Ru3(CO)10)

Nicholas E. Leadbeater, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby

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The title compound, H2Ru3(CO)10 2, is synthesised by the photolysis of Ru3(CO)12 4 under an atmosphere of di-hydrogen, and has been shown by IR and NMR to be structurally analogous to H2OS3(CO)10 1. The reaction of 2 with triphenylphosphine and phenylacetylene leads to the formation of the simple adducts H2Ru3(CO)10PPh3 6 and HRu3(CO)1032-C2Ph) 7, respectively. The reaction of 2 with cyclohexa-1,3-diene at room temperature results in the formation of the mononuclear complex Ru(CO)3(C6H8) 9.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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