Multiple reactions of triphenylstannane with Ru5(CO)12 (C6H6)(μ5-C) yield bimetallic clusters with unusually large numbers of tin ligands

Richard D. Adams, Burjor Captain, Wei Fu, Mark D. Smith

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The cluster complex Ru5(CO)12 (C6H6)(μ5-C), 1, undergoes multiple addition reactions with Ph3SnH to yield two new bimetallic cluster complexes: Ru5(CO)8 (μ-SnPh2)4 (C6H6)(μ5-C), 2, 2% yield, and Ru5-(CO)7(μ-SnPh2)4 (SnPh3)(C6H6)(μ5-C)(μ-H), 3, 26% yield, containing four and five tin ligands, respectively. Both compounds consist of a square pyramidal Ru5 cluster with an interstitial carbido ligand and bridging SnPh2 groups located across each of the four edges of the base of the Ru5 square pyramid. Compound 3 contains an additional SnPh3 group terminally coordinated to one of the ruthenium atoms in the square base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2302-2303
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 6 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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