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Synthesis of Trithia-Borinane Complexes Stabilized in Diruthenium Core: [(Cp*Ru)21-S)(η1-CS){(CH2)2S3BR}] (R = H or SMe)

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, TN, India
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Inorganics 2019, 7(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics7020021
Received: 12 December 2018 / Revised: 5 February 2019 / Accepted: 7 February 2019 / Published: 13 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Complexes Containing Boron Based Ligands)
The thermolysis of arachno-1 [(Cp*Ru)2(B3H8)(CS2H)] in the presence of tellurium powder yielded a series of ruthenium trithia-borinane complexes: [(Cp*Ru)21-S)(η1-CS){(CH2)2S3BH}] 2, [(Cp*Ru)21-S)(η1-CS){(CH2)2S3B(SMe)}] 3, and [(Cp*Ru)21-S)(η1-CS){(CH2)2S3BH}] 4. Compounds 24 were considered as ruthenium trithia-borinane complexes, where the central six-membered ring {C2BS3} adopted a boat conformation. Compounds 24 were similar to our recently reported ruthenium diborinane complex [(Cp*Ru){(η2-SCHS)CH2S2(BH2)2}]. Unlike diborinane, where the central six-membered ring {CB2S3} adopted a chair conformation, compounds 24 adopted a boat conformation. In an attempt to convert arachno-1 into a closo or nido cluster, we pyrolyzed it in toluene. Interestingly, the reaction led to the isolation of a capped butterfly cluster, [(Cp*Ru)2(B3H5)(CS2H2)] 5. All the compounds were characterized by 1H, 11B{1H}, and 13C{1H} NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. The molecular structures of complexes 2, 3, and 5 were also determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: boron-containing heterocycles; thiolato ligand; borinane; metallaborane boron-containing heterocycles; thiolato ligand; borinane; metallaborane
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Saha, K.; Kaur, U.; Borthakur, R.; Ghosh, S. Synthesis of Trithia-Borinane Complexes Stabilized in Diruthenium Core: [(Cp*Ru)21-S)(η1-CS){(CH2)2S3BR}] (R = H or SMe). Inorganics 2019, 7, 21.

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