Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 533–545 | Cite as

The Synthesis of the Arene Clusters Ru6C(CO)14(η6-Arene) (Arene = C6H5CHMe2, C6H5C4H9, C6H5C3H7, and C6H5C3H5)

  • Paul J. Dyson
  • Petra Escarpa Gaede
  • Brian F. G. Johnson
  • John E. McGrady
  • Simon Parsons
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Abstract

On reaction with Ru3(CO)12, isopropenylbenzene and 4-phenyl-l-butene undergo hydrogenation, to yield the clusters, Ru6C(CO)146-C6H5CHMe2) 1 and Ru6C(CO)146-C6H5C4H9) 2, respectively. With allylbenzene, both hydrogenation and isomerization occurs affording Ru6C(CO)146-C6H5C3H7) 3 and Ru6C(CO)14(η6-C6H5C3H5) 4. The structures of 1 and 2 have been established by single crystal X-ray diffraction. One of the Ru–Ru bond lengths in 2 is unusually long and extended Hückel molecular orbital calculations have been used in an attempt to rationalize this feature.

Isopropenylbenzene 4-phenyl-l-butene allylbenzene areneclusters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Dyson
    • 1
  • Petra Escarpa Gaede
    • 2
  • Brian F. G. Johnson
    • 3
  • John E. McGrady
    • 4
  • Simon Parsons
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineSouth Kensington, LondonU.K
  2. 2.Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, TU BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryThe University of CambridgeLensfield Road, CambridgeU.K
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  5. 5.Department of ChemistryThe University of EdinburghWest Mains Road, EdinburghU.K

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