Synthesis of cuboidal (C5H4Me)4Ru 4E4 by condensation of (C5H4Me) Ru(PPh3)2EH (E = S, Se)

Jayantha Amarasekera, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Scott R. Wilson

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(C5H4R)Ru(PPh3)2EH (E = S, Se) complexes undergo condensation in hot toluene solutions to give high yields of [(C5H4R)4Ru4E4], the first Ru4E4 cubanes; a structural study of the Ru 4S4 species shows two short Ru-Ru distances consistent with a 68e cluster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Molecular Medicine


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