Crystal structure of bis(benzo[h]quinolin-10-yl-C10,N)dicarbonylruthenium(II)

Jennifer M Patrick, Allan H. White, Michael I. Bruce, Mark J. Beatson, David St C Black, Glen B. Deacon, Nicholas C. Thomas

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The crystal structure of the cis isomer of the title compound, cis-[Ru(CO)2(bquin)2] (bquin = benzo[h]quinolin-10-yl), has been established at 295 K by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods, and refined by least squares to a residual of 0.037 for 1 242 independent 'observed' reflections. Crystals are monoclinic, space group Pn, with a = 13.682(4), b = 10.885(3), c = 7.497(2) Å, β = 104.05(2)°, and Z = 2. The two carbonyl groups [Ru-C 1.87(1) and 1.81(1) Å] lie trans to the two ligand nitrogen atoms [Ru-N 2.15(1) and 2.16(1) Å]; Ru-C(ligand) are 2.13(1) and 2.12(1) Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2121-2123
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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