Synthesis, characterization and electrochemistry of diruthenium complexes linked by aryl acetylide bridges

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The reactions between Ru2(ap)4Cl and the appropriate lithiated aryl acetylene resulted in the complexes (4), 1,3-[Ru2(ap)4(C≡C)2] C6H3-5-C≡CH (5) and 1-[Ru2(ap)4(C≡C)]C6H3 -3,5-(C≡CH)2 (6), where ap is 2-anilinopyridinate. The spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of the new complexes have been assessed. Complexes 3, 4 and 6 display two-electron oxidation and reductions, implying the absence of any significant electronic interaction between the two Ru2(ap)4 units in these complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 7 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • 2-anilinopyridinate
  • Acetylide
  • Diruthenium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Paramagnetism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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