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Oxalate complexes of the (n6-p-cymene)ruthenium(II) fragment: m-oxalato-k2O1,O2:k2O1,O2-bis[n6-p-cymene)(triphenylphosphine-P)ruthenium(II)] bis(tetrafluoroborate) and (6-p-cymene)(oxalato-2O,O')(pyridine-3,5-dicarboxylic acid-kN)ruthenium(II)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sophie Dale, Dr Mark Elsegood



The crystal structure of dimeric -oxalato-bis[(6-p-cymene)(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II)] bis(tetrafluoroborate), [Ru2(C2O4)(C10H14)2(C18H15P)2](BF4)2, has the cation lying on an inversion centre. The complex demonstrates the trans bond-weakening influence, with the longest Ru-C(6-p-cymene) bonds in the complex lying trans to the phosphine group. The related mononuclear species (6-p-cymene)(oxalato)(pyridine-3,5-dicarboxylic acid)ruthenium(II), [Ru(C2O4)(C10H14)(C7H5NO4)], crystallizes as hydrogen-bonded tapes linked through O-HO hydrogen bonds.

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Author(s): Dale, S, Elsegood, M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Crystallographica C

Year: 2006

Volume: 62

Issue: 4

Pages: m166-m170

Print publication date: 01/04/2006

Date deposited: 09/10/2007

ISSN (print): 0108-2701

ISSN (electronic): 1600-5759

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography / Wiley-Blackwell Munksgaard


DOI: 10.1107/S0108270106007487


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