A Percyanovinylidene-Ruthenium Complex, Ru{=C=C-5(CN)(3)[=C(CN)(2)](2)}(dppe)Cp

M.I. Bruce, J.C. Morris, B.K. Nicholson, Brian Skelton, Allan White, N.N. Zaitseva

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The reaction between Ru(C CC CAg)(dppe)Cp* and tene affords a novel percyanovinylidene complex by an unusual decyano-dimerization reaction of the cyanocarbon with the diynyl fragment. This complex is also obtained from tene and Ru{C CC C[Au(PPh3)]}(dppe)Cp*, together with Ru{C CC[ C(CN)(2)]C[Au(PPh3)]=C(CN)(2)}(dppe)Cp*, formed by the anticipated [2 + 2] cycloaddition and subsequent ring-opening reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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