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Tribridged diruthenium complexes: A new structural motif

Chakravarty, Akhil R (1996) Tribridged diruthenium complexes: A new structural motif. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences, 108 (3). pp. 207-216.

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Abstract

Dinuclear complexes containing a (mu-oxo)bis(mu-carboxylato) diruthenium (III) core have been prepared by a novel synthetic route using metal-metal bonded diruthenium(II,III) tetracarboxylates as precursors. The complexes have been structurally characterized and they are redox active. The terminal ligands play an important role in tuning the electronic structure of the core. The stability of the core is found to be dependent on the size and pi-acidic nature of the terminal ligand cis- to the mu-oxo ligand. The chemistry of such tribridged complexes is relatively new. The rapid growth of this chemistry is based on the discovery of similar core structures in several non-heme iron- and manganese-containing metalloproteins. The tribridged core presents a new structural motif in coordination chemistry. The chemistry of diruthenium complexes with a [Ru-2(mu-O) (mu-O(2)CR)(2)(2+)] core has been reviewed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Tribridged complexes;ruthenium;redox properties;X-ray structures.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 05:55
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37654

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