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Trans -> Cis isomerization of trans-[(dPPM)(2)Ru(H)(L)][BF4] (L = P(OR)(3)) Complexes: Preparation of cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(eta(2)-H-2)(L)][BF4](2)

Mathew, Nisha and Jagirdar, Balaji R and Ranganathan, Anupama (2003) Trans -> Cis isomerization of trans-[(dPPM)(2)Ru(H)(L)][BF4] (L = P(OR)(3)) Complexes: Preparation of cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(eta(2)-H-2)(L)][BF4](2). In: Inorganic Chemistry, 42 (1). 187-197 .

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ic020082n

Abstract

A series of new dicationic dihydrogen complexes of ruthenium of the type cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(eta(2)-H-2)(L)][BF4](2) (dppm = Ph2PCH2PPh2; L = P(OMe)(3), P(OEt)(3), PF((OPr)-Pr-i)(2)) have been prepared by protonating the precursor hydride complexes cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(H)(L)][BF4] (L = P(OMe)(3), P(OEt)(3), P((OPr)-Pr-i)(3)) using HBF4.Et2O. The cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(H)(L)][BF4] complexes were obtained from the trans hydrides via an isomerization reaction that is acid-accelerated. This isomerization reaction gives mixtures of cis and trans hydride complexes, the ratios of which depend on the cone angles of the phosphite ligands: the greater the cone angle, the greater is the amount of the cis isomer. The eta(2)-H-2 ligand in the dihydrogen complexes is labile, and the loss of H-2 was found to be reversible. The protonation reactions of the starting hydrides with trans PMe3 or PMe2Ph yield mixtures of the cis and the trans hydride complexes; further addition of the acid, however, give trans-[(dPPM)(2)Ru(BF4)Cl]. The roles of the bite angles of the dppm ligand as well as the steric and the electronic properties of the monodentate phosphorus ligands in this series of complexes are discussed. X-ray crystal structures of trans-[(dppm)(2)Ru(H)(P(OMe)(3))][BF4], cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru-(H)(P(OMe)(3))][BF4], and cis-[(dppm)(2)Ru(H)(P((OPr)-Pr-i)(3))][BF4] complexes have been determined.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 05:38
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/40294

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