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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 =...

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Synthesis, structure and electrochemistry of cationic diruthenium complexes of the type [(N∩N)2Ru2 (CO)2 (μ-CO)2(μ-OOCFc)]+ containing a ferrocenecarboxylato bridge and two chelating aromatic diimine ligands

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

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2007, vol. 692, no. 4, p. 755-760

The dinuclear bis(ferrocenecarboxylato) complex Ru2 (CO)4 (μ-OOCFc)2 (py)2 (Fc = ferrocenyl, py = pyridine) was found to react with aromatic diimines (2,2′-dipyridyl, 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-dipyridyl, 1,10-phenanthroline, 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline, and 5-amino-1,10-phenanthroline) in methanol to give the cationic diruthenium complexes...

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Water-Soluble Phenanthroline Complexes of Rhodium, Iridium and Ruthenium for the Regeneration of NADH in the Enzymatic Reduction of Ketones

Canivet, Jérôme ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, vol. 30, p. 4736 - 4742

The nicotinamide coenzyme NADH, consumed in enantioselective reduction of ketones catalysed by alcohol dehydrogenases, needs to be regenerated in order to maintain enzymatic activity. We therefore studied the catalytic potential of the cationic complexes [(η5-C5Me5)Rh(N∩N)Cl]+ (1: N∩N = 1,10-phenanthroline; 2: N∩N =...

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Mono and dinuclear iridium, rhodium and ruthenium complexes containing chelating carboxylato pyrazine ligands: Synthesis, molecular structure and electrochemistry

Govindaswamy, Padavattan ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Ludvík, Jiří

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2007, vol. 692, no. 8, p. 1661-1671

The mononuclear complexes [(η5-C5Me5)IrCl(L1)] (1), [(η5-C5Me5)RhCl(L1)] (2), [(η6-p-PriC6H4Me)RuCl(L1)] (3) and [(η6-C6Me6)RuCl(L1)] (4) have been synthesised from...

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Mono and dinuclear rhodium, iridium and ruthenium complexes containing chelating 2,2′-bipyrimidine ligands: Synthesis, molecular structure, electrochemistry and catalytic properties

Govindaswamy, Padavattan ; Canivet, Jérôme ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Ludvík, Jiří

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2007, vol. 692, no. 17, p. 3664-3675

The mononuclear cations [(η5-C5Me5)RhCl(bpym)]+ (1), [(η5-C5Me5)IrCl(bpym)]+ (2), [(η6-p-PriC6H4Me)RuCl(bpym)]+ (3) and [(η6-C6Me6)RuCl(bpym)]+ (4) as well as the dinuclear dications...

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Water-soluble arene ruthenium complexes containing pyridinethiolato ligands: Synthesis, molecular structure, redox properties and anticancer activity of the cations [(η6-arene)Ru(p-SC5H4NH)3]2+

Gras, Michaël ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Renfrew, Anna K. ; Dyson, Paul J.

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2008, vol. 693, no. 21-22, p. 3419-3424

The cationic complexes [(η6-arene)Ru(SC5H4NH)3]2+, arene being C6H6 (1), MeC6H5 (2), p-iPrC6H4Me (3) or C6Me6 (4), have been synthesised from the reaction of 4-pyridinethiol with the corresponding precursor...

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Synthesis, Molecular Structure, and Anticancer Activity of Cationic Arene Ruthenium Metallarectangles

Mattsson, Johan ; Govindaswamy, Padavattan ; Renfrew, Anna K. ; Dyson, Paul J. ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Therrien, Bruno

In: Organometallics, 2009, vol. 28, no. 15, p. 4350–4357

The cytotoxicities of a new series of cationic metallarectangles have been established in the A2780 ovarian cancer cell line. Interestingly, the large rectangles incorporating 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene linkers are ca. 5 times more cytotoxic (IC50 ≤ 6 μM) than the 4,4-bipyridine analogues (IC50 ≥ 30 μM), thus suggesting a correlation between cytotoxicity and the size...

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Sawhorse-type diruthenium tetracarbonyl complexes containing porphyrin-derived ligands as highly selective photosensitizers for female reproductive cancer cells

Schmitt, Frédéric ; Auzias, Mathieu ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Sei, Yoshihisa ; Yamaguchi, Kentaro ; Süss-Fink, Georg ; Therrien, Bruno ; Juillerat-Jeanneret, Lucienne

In: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, vol. 14, no. 5, p. 693-701

Diruthenium tetracarbonyl complexes of the type [Ru2 (CO)4(μ2-η2-O2CR)2L2] containing a Ru–Ru backbone with four equatorial carbonyl ligands, two carboxylato bridges, and two axial two-electron ligands in a sawhorse-like geometry have been synthesized with porphyrin-derived substituents in the axial ligands...

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Relating catalytic activity and electrochemical properties: The case of arene–ruthenium phenanthroline complexes catalytically active in transfer hydrogenation

Štěpnička, Petr ; Ludvík, Jiří ; Canivet, Jérôme ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, vol. 359, no. 8, p. 2369-2374

The electrochemical properties of cationic complexes [(η6-arene)Ru(N ∩ N)Cl]Cl (arene/N ∩ N = C6H6/1,10-phenanthroline (1), p-MeC6H4Pri/1,10-phenanthroline (2), C6Me6/1,10-phenanthroline (3), C6Me6/5-NO2-1,10-phenanthroline (4), and...

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Ruthenium(II) complexes with ferrocene-modified arene ligands: synthesis and electrochemistry

Therrien, Bruno ; Vieille-Petit, Ludovic ; Jeanneret-Gris, Julie ; Štěpnička, Petr ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2004, vol. 689, no. 15, p. 2456-2463

A series of arene–ruthenium complexes of the general formula [RuCl2{η6-C6H5 (CH2)2R}L] with R=OH, CH2OH, OC(O)Fc, CH2OC(O)Fc (Fc=ferrocenyl) and L=PPh3, (diphenylphosphino)ferrocene, or bridging 1,1′-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene, have been synthesized. Two synthetic pathways have been used...