Half-way coordination state of a butadienyl group on ruthenium. η3-Allylic bonding with η1-character or vice versa

Yasuo Wakatsuki*, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Yooichiroh Maruyama, Isao Shimizu

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The butadienyl complexes formed by the reaction of trans-(R1)CHCHCCR2 (R1, R2 SiMe3, tBu, Me, Et) with RuCl(CO)H(PPh3)3 exhibit unique structures: instead of taking the 18-electron configuration of the metal by conventional η3-coordination of the butadienyl ligand, they shift significantly to the 16-electron η1-coordination state.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jun 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry


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