Coupling reactions of terminal acetylenes with a cyclometalated aryl ligand

Guochen Jia, Hon Man Lee, Hai Ping Xia, Ian D. Williams

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Reaction of RuCl2(PPh3)3 with 1,3-(PPh2-CH2)2C6H4 in refluxing 2-propanol produced RuCl(PPh3)(PCP) (PCP = 2,6-(PPh2CH2)2C6H3). Reaction of RuCl(PPh3)(PCP) with PhC≡CH gave the unusual coupling product RuCl(PPh3){η4-CHPh=C-2,6-(PPh2CH 2)2C6H3}, which has been characterized by X-ray diffraction. Coupling also occurred between RuCl-(PPh3)(PCP) and HC≡CC(OH)(Ph)CH3 to give RuCl-(PPh3){η4-CH2=CPhCH=C-2,6-(PPh 2CH2)2C6H3}.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5453-5455
Number of pages3
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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