Three new compounds, Ru4(μ4-GePh) 2(μ-GePh2)2(μ-CO)2(CO) 8 (11), Ru4(μ4-GePh)2(μ- GePh2)3(μ-CO)(CO)8 (12), and Ru 4(μ4-GePh)2(μ-GePh2) 4(CO)8 (13), were obtained from the reaction of H 4Ru4(CO)12 with excess Ph3GeH in octane (11 and 12) or decane (13) reflux. Compound 11 was converted to compound 13 by reaction with Ph3GeH by heating solutions in nonane solvent to reflux. Compounds 11-13 each contain a square-type arrangement of four Ru atoms capped on each side by a quadruply bridging GePh ligand to form an octahedral geometry for the Ru4Ge2 group. Compound 11 also contains two edge-bridging GePh2 groups on opposite sides of the cluster and two bridging carbonyl ligands. Compound 12 contains three edge-bridging GePh2 groups and one bridging carbonyl ligand. Compound 13 contains four bridging GePh2 groups, one on each edge of the Ru4 square. The reaction of H4Os4(CO)12 with excess Ph3GeH in decane at reflux yielded two new tetraosmium cluster complexes, Os4(μ4-GePh)2(μ-GePh 2)3(μ-CO)(CO)8 (14) and Os 4(μ4-GePh)2(μ-GePh2) 4(CO)8 (15). These compounds are structurally similar to compounds 12 and 13, respectively.
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- Inorganic Chemistry