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Synthesis and reactivity of ruthenium(II) complexes containing hemilabile phosphine-thiophene ligands

TitleSynthesis and reactivity of ruthenium(II) complexes containing hemilabile phosphine-thiophene ligands
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsClot, O, Wolf, MO, Yap, GPA, Patrick, BO
JournalJOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-DALTON TRANSACTIONS
Pagination2729-2737
ISSN1470-479X
Abstract

The syntheses of two new phosphine-thiophene ligands, 2-(2'-\{diphenylphosphino\}phenyl)thiophene (dpppth) and 3'-diphenylphosphino-2,2':5',2 ``-terthiophene (dppterth) are reported. These ligands react with {[}RuCl2(PPh3)(3)] to give {[}RuCl2(dpppth-P,S)(2)] and {[}RuCl2(dppterth-P,S-1)(2)], respectively, which both exist as a mixture of two isomers in solution. {[}RuCl2(dpppth-P,S)(2)] reacts at 25 degrees C with carbon monoxide to yield a mixture of {[}RuCl2(CO)(dpppth-P)(dpppth-P,S)] and {[}RuCl2(CO)(2)(dpppth-P)(2)], while {[}RuCl2(dppterth-P,S-1)(2)] reacts with CO under the same conditions to give only the monocarbonyl complex {[}RuCl2(CO)(dppterth-P)(dppterth-P,S-1)]. Displacement of one of the dppterth ligands in {[}RuCl2(dppterth-P,S-1)(2)] with bis(diphenylphosphino)methane (dppm) yields cis-{[}RuCl2(dppm)(dppterth-P,S-1)] which isomerizes in solution to trans-{[}RuCl2(dppm)(dppterth-P,S-1)]. These complexes react with carbon monoxide to give trans-{[}RuCl2(CO)(dppm)(dppterth-P)] and cis-{[}RuCl2(CO)(dppm)(dppterth-P)], respectively, in which the thiophene end of the dppterth ligand is displaced by CO. The electronic spectra of these complexes are reported. Crystal structures for {[}RuCl2(dpppth-P,S)(2)], {[}RuCl2(CO)(dppterth-P)(dppterth-P,S-1)] and cis-{[}RuCl2(dppterth-P,S-1)(dppm)] are reported.

DOI10.1039/b001898h