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Molbank 2018, 2018(4), M1025;


Chemistry, School of Science, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YB, UK
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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Received: 15 September 2018 / Revised: 9 October 2018 / Accepted: 10 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Determination)
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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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