Dioxygen complexes from the reactions of [Cp*RuH2(PP)]+ (PP = dppm, dppe) with air

Guochen Jia, Weng Sang Ng, Hei Shing Chu, Wing Tak Wong, Nai Teng Yu, Ian D. Williams

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Exposure of [Cp*RuH2(dppm)]BF4 in acetone or methanol to air produced a mixture of [Cp*Ru(O2)(dppm)]BF4 and [Cp*Ru(O2)(Ph2PCH2P(O)Ph 2)]BF4. Reaction of Cp*RuCl(dppm) with NaBPh4 in methanol in air produced the dioxygen complex [Cp*Ru(O2)(dppm)]BPh4, which has been characterized by X-ray diffraction. Reaction of Cp*RuCl(dppm) with H2O2 in the presence of NaBPh4 in air produced [Cp*Ru(O2)(Ph2PCH2P(O)Ph 2)]BPh4 and Ph2P(O)CH2P(O)PPh2. Reaction of [Cp*RuH2(dppe)]BF4 in acetone or methanol with air also produced a mixture of [Cp*Ru(O2)(dppe)]BF4 and [Cp*Ru(O2)(Ph2PCH2CH 2P(O)Ph2)]BF4.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3597-3602
Number of pages6
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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