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Title: Arene-ruthenium complexes of an acyclic thiolate-thioether and tridentate thioether derivatives resulting from ring-closure reactions
Authors: Shin, R.Y.C.
Bennett, M.A.
Yoong Goh, L. 
Chen, W.
Hockless, D.C.R.
Leong, W.K. 
Mashima, K.
Willis, A.C.
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Citation: Shin, R.Y.C., Bennett, M.A., Yoong Goh, L., Chen, W., Hockless, D.C.R., Leong, W.K., Mashima, K., Willis, A.C. (2003-01). Arene-ruthenium complexes of an acyclic thiolate-thioether and tridentate thioether derivatives resulting from ring-closure reactions. Inorganic Chemistry 42 (1) : 96-106. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The reaction of [(η6-arene)RuCl2]2 (arene = C6Me6, 1,4-MeC6H4CHMe2) with a large excess of the dianion of bis(2-mercaptoethyl) sulfide, (HSCH2CH2)2S, obtained from deprotonation of the dithiol with freshly prepared NaOMe, gives the deep red, monomeric complexes [(η6-arene)Flu(η3-C4 H8S3)] (arene = C6Me6 (5), 1,4-MeC6H4CHMe2 (6)) in which the dianion is bound to the metal atom through one thioether and two thiolate sulfur atoms. Complex 5 reacts with [(η6-C6Me6)RuCl2]2 (4) in a 2:1 mole ratio to give a quantitative yield of the chloride salt of a binuclear cation [{(η6-C6Me6)Ru}2 Cl(μ2-η2:η3 -C4H8S3)]+ (7) in which the thiolate sulfur atoms of the [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(η3 -C4H8S3)] group bridge to a (η6-C6Me6)RuCl unit. This compound is also obtained directly from the reaction of 4 with the dithiolate, if the Ru dimer is used in large excess. The binuclear complex [{(η6-C6Me6)Ru}2(MeCN) (μ2-η2:η3C4 H8S3)](PF6)2·MeCN, (9)(PF6)2·MeCN, is obtained by treatment of (7)Cl with NH4PF6 in acetonitrile. Protonation of 5 with HCl gave the mono- and diprotonated derivatives viz. [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(η3 -C4H9S3)]Cl, (8)Cl, and [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(η3 -C4H10S3)]Cl2, (10)Cl2, respectively. The reaction of 5 with methyl iodide gives both the mono- and di-S-methylated derivatives. Treatment of 5 with dibromoalkanes, Br(CH2)nBr (n = 1-5), effects ring closure to give the (η6-C6Me6)Ru dications containing the trithia mesocyclic zS3 (z = 8-12) ligands, isolated as their PF6 salts. The X-ray crystal structures of 5, 6, the solvates of (7)Cl and (9)(PF6)2, and the trithia mesocyclic Ru complexes (η6-C6Me6)Ru(zS3) (PF6)2 (z = 8-11) are reported.
Source Title: Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN: 00201669
DOI: 10.1021/ic0203419
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