Ruthenium(II) σ-acetylide complexes; monomers, dimers and polymers

Charlotte W. Faulkner*, Scott L. Ingham, Muhammad S. Khan, Jack Lewis, Nicholas J. Long, Paul R. Raithby

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The complexes trans-[Ru(dppm)2(CCPh2] and trans-[Ru(LL)2 CCRCC]n- [LL = bis-diphenylphosphino)methane (dppm) or bis-(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe), R = p-C6H4 or p-C6H2(CH3) 2] have geen prepared by the reaction of the corresponding trans-[Ru(LL)2Cl2] compound with Me3SnCCPh or Me3SnCCRCCSnMe3. Reactions between cis-[Ru(LL)2Cl2], acetylenes and the salt NaPF6 have yielded complexes of the type [CI(LL)2RuCCPhH]+PF6-. These were converted into the corresponding mono-acetylides, [Ru(LL)2Cl(CCPh)] by treatment with 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4. Ojundec-7-ene(DBU) or alumina. Ale single crystal X-ray structure of [Ru(dppe)2Cl(CCPh)] confirms that during the reaction of the cis-dihalide species rearrangement takes place to give trans products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetylene
  • Ruthenium
  • Tin
  • X-ray crystal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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