Isolation of a co-ordinated ketol intermediate in the hydrolysis of PF 6- initiated by the labile cations [Ru(η6- arene)(acetone)3]2+; X-ray crystal structure of acetone(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one)(η6-mesitylene)ruthenium bistetrafluoroborate

Martin A. Bennett, Trevor W. Matheson, Glen B. Robertson, William L. Steffen, Terence W. Turney

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Formation of the tri-μ-difluorophosphato complexes [Ru 2(μ-PO2F2)36- arene)2][PF6] from [Ru(η6-arene)(acetone) 3][PF6]2 proceeds via di-cations [Ru(η6-arene)(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one)(acetone)] 2+; the mesitylene complex has been isolated as its BF 4- salt and characterised by single crystal X-ray analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1979
Externally publishedYes

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