Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl(η6-cyclooctatrienyl)ruthenium Tetrachlorozincate, [RuCp*(η6-C8H10)]2ZnCl4

M.I. Bruce, D. Joly, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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The crystal and molecular structures of the title compound, the first for a complex of the type [RuCp*(eta(6)-C-8-ring)](+), is presented, the material being obtained serendipitously from a reaction between RuCl(cod)Cp* and 1-ferrocenylbuta-1,3-diyne in the presence of ZnCl2. <Ru-CCp*)> (2.21 angstrom) is appreciably longer than in RuCp*(2) (2.18 angstrom) and similar to the value for the Ru-eta(6) component 2.22 angstrom).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-642
JournalZeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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