Build-up of a Ru6 octahedral cluster core stabilized by tert-butyl germyl ligands

Sumit Saha, Derek Isrow, Burjor Captain

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In heptane solvent, Ru3(CO)12 reacts with tertiary butyl germane at reflux, to afford six new bimetallic ruthenium-germanium carbonyl cluster complexes Ru3(CO)93- GetBu)2, 1, Ru2(CO)6(μ-Ge tBuH)3, 2, Ru4(CO) 104-Ge2 t Bu 2)(μ-GetBuH)2, 3, Ru4 (CO) 84-Ge2 t Bu2)(μ- GetBuH)23-GetBu)(H), 4, Ru 5 (CO)123- GetBu) 24-GetBu)(H), 5, Ru6(CO) 123-GetBu)4(H)2, 6. Complex 2 was obtained as a result of cluster fragmentation while cluster condensation provided higher nuclearity ruthenium-germanium complexes 3-6 with varying Ru-Ge ratios. All six compounds were structurally characterized by a combination of IR, 1H NMR, mass spectrometry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-820
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014


  • Cluster condensation
  • Cluster fragmentation
  • Germaniun
  • Metal clusters
  • Ruthenium
  • Tertiary butyl germane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Biochemistry


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