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Dichlorido(η6-p-cymene)[tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine]ruthenium(II)

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Chemistry, School of Science, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
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Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB, UK
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Research Centre for Crystalline Materials, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, No. 5 Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway 47500, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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Molbank 2018, 2018(4), M1025; https://doi.org/10.3390/M1025
Received: 15 September 2018 / Revised: 9 October 2018 / Accepted: 10 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Determination)
The tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine (tcep) complex [RuCl2{P(CH2CH2CN)3}(η6-p-cymene)] (p-cymene = p-CH3C6H4iPr) was synthesised by the bridge-splitting reaction of the chlorido-dimer [RuCl2(η6-p-cymene)]2 with tcep. The complex was characterised by a single-crystal X-ray structure determination as well as NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass spectrometry, and microelemental analysis. X-ray crystallography shows the ruthenium atom is coordinated by p-cymene in a η6-fashion, two chlorides and the phosphorus atom of the tcep ligand with the donor set defining a distorted octahedral geometry. The ESI mass spectrometry study reveals that the complex readily forms negative ions [M + Cl] and [2M + Cl] by association with a chloride ion. View Full-Text
Keywords: ruthenium; tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine; p-cymene; ESI mass spectrometry; X-ray crystallography ruthenium; tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine; p-cymene; ESI mass spectrometry; X-ray crystallography
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Henderson, W.; Nair, A.G.; Halcovich, N.R.; Tiekink, E.R.T. Dichlorido(η6-p-cymene)[tris(2-cyanoethyl)phosphine]ruthenium(II). Molbank 2018, 2018, M1025.

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