Five oxidation states in metal-bonded C-4 chains

MI Bruce, LI Denisovich, PJ Low, SM Peregudova, NA Ustynuk

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The 36-electron diruthenium buta-1,3-diynyl complexes [Ru]C=C-C=C[Ru] [Ru = Ru(PPh(3))(2)Cp and Ru(PMe(3))(PPh(3))Cp] undergo four stepwise one-electron oxidation-reduction processes by cyclic voltammetry; some of the oxidised complexes have also been prepared by chemical oxidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-201
Number of pages2
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

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