Synthesis and Reactivity of [PPh4][Ru(N)Me3(SSiMe3)], a Ruthenium(VI) Trimethylsilanethiolate Complex

1996-03-05T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Hong-Chang Liang Patricia A. Shapley
The anionic organoruthenium complex [PPh4][Ru(N)Me3Br] reacts with NaSSiMe3 to give the trimethylsilanethiolate complex [PPh4][Ru(N)Me3SSiMe3], 1. Reactions of 1 with CsF or with PPh4Cl in nitromethane or acetonitrile produce [PPh4][Ru(N)Me3(SH)], 2. The molecular structure of 2 was determined by X-ray diffraction. Complex 1 reacts with [Os(N)(CH2SiMe3)2(μ-Cl)]2 to form a heterobimetallic complex, [PPh4][Me3(N)Ru(μ-S)Os(N)(CH2SiMe3)2(NCCH3)], 3.