A condensation of [Ru 3S 2(cymene) 3] 2+ with sulfide to give the dendridic cluster [Ru 9S 8(cymene) 6] 2+

Matthew L. Kuhlman, Thomas B. Rauchfuss

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Reaction of [(cymene) 2Ru 3S 2(NCMe) 3] 2+ with sulfide sources efficiently affords the cluster of clusters [(cymene) 6Ru 9S 8](PF 6) 2. The synthesis is subject to coformation of [(cymene) 4Ru 5S 4](PF 6) 2, which arises via the reaction of [(cymene) 2Ru 3S 2(NCMe) 3](PF 6) 2 and [(cymene) 6Ru 9S 8(PF 6) 2. Crystallographic analysis demonstrates that [(cymene) 6Ru 9S 8](PF 6) 2 features three [(cymene) 2Ru 3S 2] 2+ units linked through a pair of μ 3-S ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5085-5087
Number of pages3
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 11 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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