Improved syntheses of Ru(CO)2 (O3SCF3)2 (bidentate) complexes and their conversion into new [Ru(CO)2 (bidentate)2]2+ complexes

David St C Black, Glen B. Deacon, Nicholas C. Thomas

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Reaction of the complexes Ru(CO)2Cl2L [L = 2,2′-bipyridyl (bpy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)] with trifluoromethanesulphonic acid under carefully controlled conditions yields Ru[cis-(CO)2] [cis-(O3SCF3)2] (bidentate complexes. From reactions of the trifluoromethanesulphonates with the appropriate bidentate ligands, the new complexes [cis-Ru(CO)2-L(L′)]2+ (L as above; L′ = 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridyl or 4,4′-diisopropyl-2,2′-bipyridyl) as well as the known [cis-Ru(CO)2L2]2+ and [cis-Ru(CO)2bpy(phen)]2+ have been prepared. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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