Spontaneous and Induced Carbonylation of (C5Me4Et)2Ru2S4

Ann E. Ogllvy, Thomas Rauchfuss

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Cp*2Ru2S4 (Cp* = C5Me4Et, 1) reacts with CO to give Cp*2Ru2S4(CO)x (x = 1, 2), the first example of metal-centered addition to a cyclopentadienylmetal sulfide. 1 can be carbonylated under ambient conditions in the presence of PBu3, as a sulfur-abstracting agent, to give Cp*2Ru2S2(CO)2. Sequential addition of PBu3 and CO to a solution of 1 fails to give any carbonylated products. A variety of new Cp*2Ru2Sx(CO)y compounds are formed in the thermal as well as the photochemical reactions of Cp*2Ru2(CO)4 and elemental sulfur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1884-1885
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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