Synthesis, characterisation and co-polymerisation of ruthenium 1,2-naphthoquinone-1-oxime complexes containing 4-vinylpyridine ligands

Xiao Xia Liu, Wing Tak Wong

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Ruthenium 1,2-naphthoquinone-1-oxime (1-nqoH) complexes cis, cis-[Ru(η2-N(O)C10H6O)2(CO)(vpy)] (3) and trans, cis-[Ru(η2-N(O)C10H6O)2(CO)(vpy)] (4) were synthesised by substituted decarbonylation reactions of dicarbonyl complexes cis, cis-[Ru(η2-N(O)C10H6O)2(CO)2] (1) and trans, cis-[Ru(η2-N(O)C10H6O)2(CO)2] (2), respectively. In addition, a dipyridine product trans, trans-[Ru(η2-N(O)C10H6O)2(vpy)2] (5) was also obtained in both reaction routes as the result of a ligand rearrangement during the substitution process of the second carbonyl ligand. The molecular structure of 3 was established by X-ray analysis. Co-polymerisation reactions were conducted on 3 with styrene as the co-monomer. The metal-containing moieties maintain the coordination geometry of the starting monomer 3 on the carbon-backbone chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,2-Naphthoquinone-1-oxime complexes
  • Copolymerisation
  • Ruthenium complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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