Oxidative substitution of [Ru10C2(CO)24]2- with disubstituted alkynes: Facile formation and reduction of Ru10C2(CO)23(C2RR′)

John W. Benson, Toyohisa Ishida, Kwangyeol Lee, Scott R. Wilson, John R. Shapley

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Oxidation of the decaruthenium carbonyl cluster [Z]2[Ru10C2(CO)24] (1) (Z+ = PPN+, Et4N+) with [Cp2Fe][BF4] (2 equiv) at room temperature in the presence of disubstituted alkynes forms the neutral derivatives Ru10C2(CO)23(C2RR′) (2, R, R′ = Ph2; 3, R, R′ = Tol2; 4, R, R′ = Ph, Me). Compounds 2-4 are readily reduced with methanolic hydroxide to produce the previously known [Ru10C2(CO)22(C2Ph 2)]2- (5) and its analogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4929-4932
Number of pages4
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct 28
Externally publishedYes


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  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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