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Visible Light Induced Reversible Extrusion of Nitric Oxide from a Ruthenium(II) Nitrosyl Complex:  A Facile Delivery of Nitric Oxide

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posted on 12.10.2005, 00:00 authored by Raju Prakash, Alexander U. Czaja, Frank W. Heinemann, Dieter Sellmann
The new ruthenium compound [Ru(NO)(pysiS4)]Br (3) (pysiS4 = 2,6-bis(3-triphenylsilyl-2-sulfanylphenylthiomethyl)pyridine), containing sterically bulky SiPh3 groups ortho to the thiolate donors, has been synthesized. In solution, 3 releases NO efficiently on exposure to visible light (λ ≥ 455 nm) at room temperature to afford [Ru(Br)(pysiS4)] (4). Treatment of 4 with NO yielded exclusively 3 without any metal-bound side reaction.