Date Published: May 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Ismail Warad.
In the title compound, [RuCl2(C6H14N2)(C28H28P2)]·CH2Cl2, the RuII ion is coordinated in a slightly distorted octahedral environment, formed by two cis-oriented chloride ligands, two cis P atoms of a 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)butane ligand and two cis-chelating N atoms of a bidentate cyclohexane-1,2-diamine ligand. In the crystal, pairs of molecules form inversion dimers via N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds. In addition, intramolecular N—H⋯Cl and weak C—H⋯Cl, C—H⋯N, N—H⋯π and C—H⋯π hydrogen bonds are observed. One of the Cl atoms of the solvent molecule is disordered over two sites with refined occupancies of 0.62 (1) and 0.38 (1).
For the coordination chemistry of ruthenium complexes and their applications, see: Lindner, Mayer et al. (2003 ▶); Noyori (1994 ▶, 2003 ▶); Ohkuma et al. (2002 ▶); Lindner et al. (2005 ▶); Noyori & Ohkuma (2001 ▶); Lindner, Warad et al. (2003 ▶). For evidence of intra- and intermolecular interactions in similar complexes, see: Warad (2007 ▶, 2010 ▶).