Reaction of triruthenium dodecacarbonyl with high-area rare earth oxides

Linda A. Bruce, Manh Hoang, Anthony E. Hughes, Terence W. Turney

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Reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with high area (≥ 45 m2 g-1) oxides of the rare earths, La, Ce, Pr, Tb, Ho and Yb has been studied by IR and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Evidence is presented for formation of surface species [ (OC)2Ru(OM)2]n at ≤ 2% (wt./wt.) Ru loading for all oxides and for a surface cluster, possibly [Ru3(μ-H) (CO)10(μ-OM) ], at 5% (wt./wt,) metal loadings for Ce and Ho oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Rare earth oxide complexes
  • Ruthenium complexes

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