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Ru-Complexes of an anionic germabenzenyl ligand

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Ruthenium complexes having an anionic germabenzenyl ligand, [Cp*Ru{η13-GeC5(t-Bu)H4}]2 (1) and [Cp*Ru{η1-GeC5(t-Bu)H4}{[η15-GeC5(t-Bu)H4]RuCp*}2] (2), have been synthesized by the reaction of germabenzenylpotassium, KGeC5(t-Bu)H4, with [Cp*RuCl]4. Complexes 1 and 2 exhibit both σ- and π-type coordination and can be regarded as the first examples of a transition-metal substituted benzenoid of heavier Group 14 elements. The isolated complexes 1 and 2 have been characterized using NMR and UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray crystallographic analysis, and theoretical calculations.

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The article was received on 10 Apr 2018, accepted on 11 May 2018 and first published on 11 May 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02845A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 8044-8047
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    Ru-Complexes of an anionic germabenzenyl ligand

    S. Fujimori, Y. Mizuhata and N. Tokitoh, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 8044
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02845A

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