Ruthenium PCP-bis(phosphinite) pincer complexes

RB Bedford, M Betham, ME Blake, SJ Coles, SM Draper, MB Hursthouse, PN Scully

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The reactions of [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3] with resorcinol bis(phosphinite) pincer ligands lead to complexes of the general formula [RuCl(PCP)(CO)(PPh3)]; the crystal structure of one example has been determined. The structures of the bulky resorcinol 2-methyl-4,6-di-tert-butyl resorcinol and its mono-diisopropylphosphinite derivative were also determined. Reactions of [RuCl2(PPh3)3] with resorcinol bis(phosphinite) ligands yield complexes of the type [RuCl(PCP)(PPh3)], while the reaction of C6H-2-Me-4,6-tBu2-1,3-(OPPh2) with [RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3] provides a PCP-pincer complex in which the ligand has undergone 2-methyl C-H activation.
Translated title of the contributionRuthenium PCP-bis(phosphinite) pincer complexes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1870 - 1878
Number of pages9
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume359 (6)
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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    Bedford, RB., Betham, M., Blake, ME., Coles, SJ., Draper, SM., Hursthouse, MB., & Scully, PN. (2006). Ruthenium PCP-bis(phosphinite) pincer complexes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 359 (6), 1870 - 1878.