Competing H-H, S-S, and M-M bond formation in the "shape- shifting" cluster [Ru4S3(arene)4] 2+

Matthew L. Kuhlman, Thomas Rauchfuss

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Abstract

Get into shape under redox: Rearrangement of [Ru4S 3(arene)4] accompanies redox processes and occurs in its reduction of H+ to H2 (see scheme; Ru = Ru(cymene)). The [Ru4S3(arene)4]2+ ion is so crowded that arene rotation is hindered, which allows the detection of atropisomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6742-6745
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2004

Keywords

  • Arenes
  • Hydrogen
  • Rearrangement
  • Ruthenium
  • Sulfur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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