Five- and six-coordinate ruthenium complexes with the tridentate orthometallated aryl bisphosphine ligand [2,6-(Ph2PCH2)2C6H3]-

Guochen Jia, Hon Man Lee, Ian D. Williams

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A series of ruthenium complexes with the orthometallated ligand [2,6-(Ph2PCH2)2C6H3]- (PCP) was synthesized. Reaction of RuCl2(PPh3)3 with 1,3-(Ph2PCH2)2C6H4 produced the coordinatively unsaturated complex RuCl(PPh3)(PCP), which was characterized by X-ray crystallography. Treatment of RuCl(PPh3)(PCP) with 4-phenylpyridine (pyph) yielded RuCl(pyph)(PPh3)(PCP). Treatment of RuCl(PPh3)(PCP) with PMe3 and CO generated RuCl(PMe3)2(PCP) and RuCl(CO)2(PCP) respectively. Reactions of RuCl(PPh3)(PCP) with NaH in THF and NaBH4 in methanol gave RuH(PPh3)(PCP) and RuH(CO)(PPh3)(PCP) respectively. The hydride complex RuH(PMe3)2(PCP) was prepared by the reaction of RuCl(PMe3)2(PCP) with NaBH4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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