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A Convenient One-Pot Synthesis of a Functionalized-Arene Ruthenium Half-Sandwich Compound [RuCl26-C6H5OCH2CH2OH)]2

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posted on 09.05.2005, 00:00 by Janet Soleimannejad, Colin White
Reaction of RuCl3·xH2O with 1-methoxy-1,4-cyclohexadiene in an alcohol solvent, ROH, gives [RuCl26-C6H5OR)]2 (R = Me, Et, or HOCH2CH2) in up to 79% yield. The crystal structures of [Ru2(μ-Cl3)(η6-C6H5OEt)2]+[BPh4]- and [RuCl26-C6H5OCH2CH2OH)]2 are also reported.