Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 28, 2017
Previous Article Next Article

Synthesis, characterization and solution behavior of a systematic series of pentapyridyl-supported RuII complexes: comparison to bimetallic analogs

Author affiliations

Abstract

A series of RuII complexes stabilized with the pentapyridyl ligand Py5Me2 (Py5Me2 = 2,6-bis(1,1-bis(2-pyridyl)ethyl)pyridine) and with an axial X ligand (X = Cl, H2O, N3, MeCN) were prepared and characterized in the solid state and in non-aqueous solution. The cyclic voltammograms of these complexes in MeCN reflect a reversible substitution of the axial X ligand with MeCN. Irreversible ligand substitution of [(Py5Me2)RuN3]+ is also observed in propylene carbonate, but only at oxidizing potentials that decompose the azide ligand. The monometallic chloride and azide species are compared with analogous Ru2 metal–metal bonded complexes, which have been reported to undergo irreversible chloride dissociation upon reduction.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization and solution behavior of a systematic series of pentapyridyl-supported RuII complexes: comparison to bimetallic analogs

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 20 May 2017, accepted on 26 Jun 2017 and first published on 26 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01847A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 9118-9125
  •   Request permissions

    Synthesis, characterization and solution behavior of a systematic series of pentapyridyl-supported RuII complexes: comparison to bimetallic analogs

    S. V. Park and J. F. Berry, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 9118
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01847A

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements