Reactions of metalloalkynes 3.

Lindsay Byrne, C.S. Griffith, J.P. Hos, George Koutsantonis, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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The reaction of the activated cluster compound, Ru-3(CO)(10)(dppm), 1, with two ethyne-1,2-diyl compounds, [{Ru(CO)(2)(eta-C5H4R)}(2)(mu-C=C)], (2a, R=H; 2b, R=CH3) has resulted in a facile and high yielding synthesis of medium nuclearity cluster compounds, [Ru-5(mu(5)-C=C)(eta-C5H4R)(2)(dppm)(mu(2)-CO)(2)(CO)(7)], (3a, R=H; 3b, R=CH3). The core of these compounds incorporate an open and accessible carbide ligand bound to a relatively rare example of a spiked butterfly metal framework. Both of these clusters, 3, have been characterised by X-ray crystallography. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue numberN/A
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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