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.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
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