Synthesis of the ruthenaboratranes Ru(CS)(PPh3){B(mt)(3)} (Ru -> B)(8) and Ru(CO)(CNR){B(mt)(3)} (Ru -> B)(8) (mt = methimazolyl, R = Bu-t, C6H3Me2-2,6, C6H2Me3-2,4,6)
Journal article, 2008

The reaction of [Ru(CH=CH2)Cl(CS)(PPh3)(2)] with Na[HB(mt)(3)] (mt = methimazolyl) provides the ruthenaboratrane [Ru(CS)(PPh3){B(mt)(3)}]. The reaction of [Ru(CO)(PPh3){B(mt)3}] with CO to provide [Ru(CO)(2){B(mt)(3)}] is reversible, while the phosphine-free ruthenaboratranes [Ru(CO)(CNR){B(mt(3))}] (R = Bu-t, C6H3Me2-2,6, C6H2Me3-2,4,6) form irreversibly upon addition of isonitriles (CNR) to [Ru(CO)(PPh3){B(mt)(3)}]. The crystal structures of the ruthenaboratranes [Ru(CS)(PPh3){B(mt)(3)}], [Ru(CO)((CNBu)-Bu-t)({B(mt)(3)}], and [Ru(CO)(CNC6H2Me3-2,4,6){B(mt)(3)}] are reported.


I. R. Crossley

Mark Foreman

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Nuclear Chemistry

A. F. Hill

G. R. Owen

A. J. P. White

D. J. Williams

A. C. Willis


0276-7333 (ISSN) 1520-6041 (eISSN)

Vol. 27 3 381-386

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