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Preparation and Crystallographic Characterization of C601‑Ru(CO)25‑C5H5)}2: A Locally Crowded Organometallic Fullerene Without the Usual η2‑Bonding

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posted on 05.03.2014, 00:00 by Faye L. Bowles, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch
The reaction of {(η5-C5H5)­Ru­(CO)2}2 with C60 in toluene solution under thermal or photolytic conditions produces C601-Ru­(CO)25-C5H5)}2, whose structure has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The two Ru­(CO)25-C5H5) units are bound at the opposite ends of a hexagon on the fullerene surface and are closely intertwined.