Research Article: Dicarbonyl­dichlorido(N,N,N′,N′-tetra­methyl­ethylenediamine)­ruthenium(II)

Date Published: July 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Ahmad O. Baghlaf, Muhammad Ishaq, Salih S. Al-Juaid, Abdullah M. Asiri, Muhammad Nadeem Arshad.


In the title compound, [RuCl2(C6H16N2)(CO)2], the geometry around the RuII atom is a distorted RuC2N2Cl2 octa­hedron, with pairs of C and Cl atoms trans to each other and the N atoms of the bidentate ligand in a cis conformation. The five-membered chelate ring is puckered on the C—C bond.

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For background to ruthenium carbonyl derivatives, see: Manchot & Konig (1924 ▶); Stephenson & Wilkinson (1966 ▶); Kingston et al. (1967 ▶); Baghlaf et al. (2007 ▶); Campbell (1975 ▶); Padhey & Kaufman (1985 ▶). For a related structure, see: Bakar et al. (1993 ▶).




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