Synthesis, characterisation and molecular structure of [Ru5C(CO)15(HgCF3)(CF3CO2)]

Brian F.G. Johnson, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Vijay P. Saharan, Wing Tak Wong

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Treatment of [Ru5C(CO)15] with one equivalent of [Hg(CF3)(CF3CO2)], in CH2Cl2, at room temperature affords the new cluster [RU5C(CO)15(HgCF3)(CF3CO2)] (1) in quantitative yield. A single crystal X-ray structural study of 1 shows that it contains a bridged-butterfly Ru5metal core with the HgCF3fragment bridging at the hinge position and the trifluoroacetate coordinated to the bridging ruthenium atom through one oxygen atom.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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