Formation of [RuR(CO)25-C5H5)] (R = C10H13 or COC10H13) during the reaction of [Ru3(CO)12] with cyclopentadiene

Amihai Eisenstadt, Felix Frolow, Avi Efraty

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The compound [RuH(CO)25-C5H5)] formed in situ during the reaction of [Ru3(CO)12] with cyclopentadiene has been found to add in a stereo- and regio-specific manner to endo-dicyclopentadiene to afford the alkyl derivative [Ru(C10H13)(CO)25-C 5H5)] which undergoes a facile carbonylation to the acyl complex [Ru(COC10H13)-(CO)25-C 5H5)]. The structure of [Ru(COC10H13)(CO)25-C 5H5)] was determined by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis; crystals are triclinic, space group P1, a = 6.342(1), b = 7.144(2), c = 81.491(4) Å, α = 86.65(3), β = 85.98(4), γ = 71.41(2)°, and Z = 2. The final R value was 0.034 for 2402 observed reflections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1015
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Thestructure was solved by the heavy-atom technique using2 402 unique reflections with F, > 34F0). Full-matrixleast-squares refinement of all atomic positions convergedto a conventional R and weighted R' factors of 0.034 and0.035, respectively [w = 1.5484/02(F0) + 0.001(F0)2].* Allcalculations were performed with the SHELX-76 lo pack-age of crystallographic programs. Final atomic co-ordinatesare listed in Table 2. Hydrogen atom co-ordinates, aniso-tropic thermal parameters, and observed and calculatedstructure factors are available as Supplementary PublicationNo. SUP 23234 (18 pp.).?This research program was supported by a grant receivedfrom the U.S.A.-ISRAEL Binational Science Foundation(BSF).[1/1517 Received, 30th September, 19811REFERENCESTrans., 1975, 1710.Soc., 1978, 100, 6766.Trans., 1972, 944.A , 1968, 2158.Commun., 1979, 482.1973, 5, 1001.421.A , 1968, 2158.Commun., 1973, 326.University of Cambridge, 1976.A. P. Humphries and S. A. R. Knox, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton* J. A. Gladysz. J. C. Selover, and C. E. Strouse, J. Am. Chem.3 R. J. Haines and A. L. Du Preez, J. Chem. SOC., Dalton4 T. Blackmore, M. I. Bruce, and F. G. A. Stone, J. Chem. Soc.J. A. S. Howell and A. J. Rowen, J. Chem. Soc., Chem.D. E. Bubliz, W. E. McEwen, and J . Kleinberg, Org. Synth.,E. 0. Fischer and A. Volger, 2. Naturforsch., Ted B, 1962, 17,T. Blackmore, M. I. Bruce, and F. G. A. Stone, J. Chem. SOC.A. P. Humphries and S. A. R. Knox, J. Chem. SOC., Chem.10 SHELX-76 system of computer programs, G. M. Sheldrick


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