6-Benzene)(carbonato-κ2O,O') [dicyclohexyl(naphthalen-1-ylmethyl)phosphanejP] ruthenium(II) chloroform trisolvate

Saravanan Gowrisankar, Helfried Neumann, Anke Spannenberg, Matthias Beller

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The title compound, [Ru(CO3)(η6-C 6H6){(C6H11)2P(CH 2-C10H7)}]-3CHCl3, was synthesized by carbonation of [RuCl2-(η6-C6H 6){(C6H11)2P(CH2C 10H7)}] with NaHCO3in methanol at room temperature. The RuIIatom is surrounded by a benzene ligand, a chelating carbonate group and a phosphane ligand in a piano-stool configuration. The crystal packing is consolidated by C-H⋯O and C-H⋯Cl hydrogen-bonding interactions between adjacent metal complexes and between the complexes and the solvent molecules. The asymmetric unit contains one metal complex and three chloroform solvent molecules of which only one was modelled. The estimated diffraction contributions of the other two strongly disordered chloroform solvent molecules were substracted from the observed diffraction data using the SQUEEZE procedure in PLATON.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m272-m273
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Data-to-parameter ratio = 19.9
  • Mean σ(C-C) = 0.007 Å
  • R factor = 0.041
  • Single-crystal X-ray study
  • Some non-H atoms missing
  • T = 150 K
  • WR factor = 0.110


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