Synthesis, structures and reactivity of ruthenium nitrosyl complexes containing Kläui's oxygen tripodal ligand

Ho Fai Ip, Xiao Yi Yi, Wai Yeung Wong, Ian D. Williams, Wa Hung Leung

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Ruthenium nitrosyl complexes containing the Kläui's oxgyen tripodal ligand LOEt-([CpCo{P(O)(OEt)2}3]-where Cp = η5-C5H5) were synthesized and their photolysis studied. The treatment of [Ru(NN)(NO)Cl3] with [AgLOEt] and Ag(OTf) afforded [LOEtRu(NN)(NO)][OTf]2where NN = 4,4′-di-tert-butyl- 2,2′-bipyridyl (dtbpy) (2·[OTf]2), 2,2′-bipyridyl (bpy) (3·[OTf]2), N,N,N′N′- tetramethylethylenediamine (4·[OTf]2). Anion metathesis of 3·[OTf]2with HPF6and HBF4gave 3·[PF6]2and 3·[BF4]2, respectively. Similarly, the PF6-salt 4·[PF6]2was prepared by the reaction of 4·[OTf]2with HPF6. The irradiation of [LOEtRu(NO) Cl2] (1) with UV light in CH2Cl2-MeCN and tetrahydrofuran (thf)-H2O afforded [LOEtRuCl2(MeCN)] (5) and the chloro-bridged dimer [LOEtRuCl]2(μ-Cl)2(6), respectively. The photolysis of complex [2][OTf]2in MeCN gave [LOEtRu(dtbpy)(MeCN)][OTf]2(7). Refluxing complex 5 with RNH2in thf gave [LOEtRuCl2(NH2R)] (R = tBu (8), p-tol (9), Ph (10)). The oxidation of complex 6 with PhICl2gave [LOEtRuCl3] (11), whereas the reduction of complex 6 with Zn and NH4PF6in MeCN yielded [LOEtRu(MeCN)3][PF6] (12). The reaction of 3·[BF4]2with benzylamine afforded the μ-dinitrogen complex [{LOEtRu(bpy)}2(μ-N2)][BF4]2(13) that was oxidized by [Cp2Fe]PF6to a mixed valence RuII,IIIspecies. The formal potentials of the RuLOEtcomplexes have been determined by cyclic voltammetry. The structures of complexes 5,6,10,11 and 13 have been established by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11043-11050
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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