The photochemistry of Ru3(CO)12 with HX {X = Cl, Br, I} and the reaction chemistry of H2Ru3(CO)10 with allyl halides

Nicholas E. Leadbeater, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Moira Ann Rennie

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The potential of photochemistry in cluster synthesis has been demonstrated by the high · yield preparation of (μ-H)(μ-X)Ru3(CO)10 {X = Cl (2a), Br (2b), I (2c)} from Ru3(CO)12 (1) and the molecular structure of (μ-H)(μCl)Ru3(CO)10 (2a) determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. As an extension to the work, the halide containing complexes have also been prepared thermally by reaction of the appropriate allyl halide with the novel di-hydrido cluster H2Ru3(CO)10 (3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1758
Number of pages4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Carbonyl clusters
  • Photochemistry
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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