Unique triple ruthenacarborane cluster

John Jones, Alasdair Robertson, Georgina Margaret Rosair, Alan Jeffrey Welch

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Dehalogenation of[1,2-Ph 2-3,3-(PPh 3) 2-3-Cl-closo/pseudocloso-3,1,2-RuC 2B 9H 9] affords, in addition to the unusual “symbiotic”** cluster [(1,2-Ph 2-pseudocloso-3,1,2-RuC 2B 9H 9) (1′,8′-Ph 2-closo-2′,1′8′-RuC 2B 9H 9)], a trace amount of a triple cluster species [(1,2-Ph 2-pseudocloso-3,1,2-RuC 2B 9H 9)(1′,8′-Ph 2-closo-2′,1′,8′-RuC 2B 9H9)(1″,8″-Ph 2-closo-2″,1″,8″-RuC 2B 9H 9)], comprising three (Ph 2RuC 2B 9H 9) units linked by η 6- coordination of Ph rings to the Ru atoms of the adjacent cluster. The structure of the triple cluster was established by X-ray crystallography, and the potential consequences of its formation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1594-1597
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2020


  • NMR spectroscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • ruthenacarborane
  • triple cluster

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  • Chemistry(all)


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