Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 235–238 | Cite as

Ruthenium(II) complexes containing bidentate Schiff bases and triphenylphosphine or triphenylarsine

  • P. Viswanathamurthi
  • R. Karvembu
  • V. Tharaneeswaran
  • K. NatarajanEmail author


Reactions of ruthenium(II) complexes [RuHX(CO)(EPh3)2(B)] (X = H or Cl; B = EPh3, pyridine (py) or piperidine (pip); E = P or As) with bidentate Schiff base ligands derived by condensingo- hydroxyacetophenone with aniline,o- orp-methylaniline have been carried out. The products were characterized by analytical, IR, electronic and1H-NMR spectral studies and are formulated as [Ru(X)(CO) (L)(EPh3)(B)] (L = Schiff base anion; X = H or Cl; B = EPh3, py or pip; E = P or As). An octahedral structure has been tentatively proposed for the new complexes. The new complexes were tested for their catalytic activities in the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde.


Monobasic bidentate Schiff bases ruthenium(II) complexes spectral studies triphenyl phosphine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Viswanathamurthi
    • 1
  • R. Karvembu
    • 2
  • V. Tharaneeswaran
    • 2
  • K. Natarajan
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPeriyar UniversitySalemIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry (PG)Kongunadu Arts and Science CollegeCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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