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Ru2(CO)4(OOCR)2(PPh3)2 sawhorse-type complexes containing μ2-η2-carboxylato ligands derived from biologically active acids

Auzias, Mathieu ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, vol. 359, no. 1, p. 3412-3416

The thermal reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with the biologically active acids acetyl salicylic acid (Aspirin), α-methyl-4-(isobutyl)phenylacetic acid (Ibuprofen) and 3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid (cholic acid) in refluxing tetrahydrofuran, followed by addition of triphenylphosphine, gives the dinuclear complexes Ru2 (CO)... Plus

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    Summary
    The thermal reaction of Ru3(CO)12 with the biologically active acids acetyl salicylic acid (Aspirin), α-methyl-4-(isobutyl)phenylacetic acid (Ibuprofen) and 3α,7α,12α-trihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid (cholic acid) in refluxing tetrahydrofuran, followed by addition of triphenylphosphine, gives the dinuclear complexes Ru2 (CO) 4(OOCR)2(PPh3)2 (1: R = C6H4-2-OCOMe, 2: R = CHMe-C6H4-4-Bui, 3: C23H39O3). The single-crystal structural analysis of 1 and 2 reveals a dinuclear Ru2(CO)4 sawhorse structure, the diruthenium backbone being bridged by the carboxylato ligands, while the two phosphine ligands occupy the axial positions at the ruthenium atoms. However, chiral carbon atoms in the carboxylic acid undergo racemisation during the thermal reaction.