Synthesis and reactions of octakis(t-butyl isocyanide)dicobalt and pentakis(t-butyl isocyanide)ruthenium; X-ray crystal and molecular structures of [Co2(ButNC)8] and [Ru(Ph3P)(Bu tNC)4]

Geoffrey K. Barker, Anita M.R. Galas, Michael Green, Judith A.K. Howard, F. Gordon A. Stone, Terence W. Turney, Alan J. Welch, Peter Woodward

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Reduction of [Co(ButNC)5PF6 with K-Hg in tetrahydrofuran affords the complex Co2(ButNC) 8], and similarly trans-[RuCl2(ButNC) 4] with ButNC, trans-[RuCl2(Bu tNC)4] with Ph3P and ButNC, and trans-[RuCl2-(PriNC)4] with PriNC give [Ru(ButNC)5], [Ru(ButNC) 4(Ph3P)], and [Ru2(PriNC) 9], respectively; the structures of [Co2(Bu tNC)8] and [Ru(ButNC)4(Ph 3P)] are established by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1977
Externally publishedYes

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