The Crystal Structure of Tris(:2,2'-Bipyridine)ruthenium(II) Perchlorate

J.M. Harrowfield, Alexandre Sobolev

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[Ru(bpy)3] (ClO4)2 (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) crystallizes from aqueous solution in an anhydrous form as deep red tablets. A single-crystal X-ray study at 293(2) K has shown the material to be monoclinic, space group C 2/ c, a 17 - 633(4), b 10 - 761(2), c 15-924(4) angstrom, 6 90-77(2)-degrees, V 3021 (1) angstrom3, Z 4; R was 0.034 for 2405 'observed' [I > 3sigma(I)] reflections. The [Ru(bpy)3]2+ cation in the perchlorate salt shows very closely similar bond length [Ru-N, 2.056(3)-2.060(3) angstrom], angle and torsion characteristics to those of the known hexafluorophosphate salt, though the two salts are not isomorphous.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-767
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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