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Dinuclear ruthenium sawhorse-type complexes containing carboxylato bridges and ferrocenyl substituents: Synthesis and electrochemistry

Auzias, Mathieu ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Ludvík, Jiří

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, vol. 360, no. 6, p. 2023-2028

The ferrocenyl-containing diruthenium complexes [Ru2(CO)4(μ2-η2-OOCFc)2L2] (Fc = ferrocenyl, fc = ferrocen-1,1′-diyl; 1: L = NC5H4–COOC6H4–OC10H21, 2: L =... Plus

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    Summary
    The ferrocenyl-containing diruthenium complexes [Ru2(CO)422-OOCFc)2L2] (Fc = ferrocenyl, fc = ferrocen-1,1′-diyl; 1: L = NC5H4–COOC6H4–OC10H21, 2: L = NC5H4–COOC6H4–OC16H33, 3: L = NC5H4–OOC–fc–C12H25) and [Ru2(CO)422-OOC6H5)2(NC5H4–OOC–fc–C12H25)2] (4) have been synthesized from Ru3(CO)12, ferrocene carboxylic or benzoic acid and the corresponding pyridine derivative. The synthesis of the new pyridine derivative NC5H4–OOC–fc–C12H25 used for the preparation of 3 and 4 is also reported. Complexes 1–4 posses a so-called sawhorse structure consisting of the Ru2(CO)4 backbone and two bridging carboxylato ligands, while the coordination sphere around the ruthenium atoms is completed by the pyridine-derived ligands bonded in the axial positions. The electrochemical behavior of 1–4 and their known analogues [Ru2(CO)422-OOCFc)2L2] (5: L = NC5H5, 6: L = P(C6H5)3, 7: L = NC5H4–OOCFc) has been studied by voltammetry on rotating disc electrode and by cyclic voltammetry.