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Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Photoluminescence Studies of a Ruthenocenyl-Decorated Sn/S Cluster

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posted on 2014-04-21, 00:00 authored by Eliza Leusmann, Mona Wagner, Nils W. Rosemann, Sangam Chatterjee, Stefanie Dehnen
Recently, we reported on ferrocenyl-decorated Sn/S clusters; herein, we present the extension of our investigations by attachment of ruthenocenyl units to an according cluster skeleton. The latter was realized upon improvement of the synthesis of acetylruthenocene, its conversion to a hydrazone derivative, and the subsequent reaction with a keto-functionalized Sn/S precursor complex. The report comprises the crystal structures of acetylruthenocene and the ruthenocenyl-terminated Sn/S cluster [(RRcSn)4Sn2S10] (RRc = CMe2CH2­C­(Me)N−NC­(Me)­Rc), as well as the discussion of the electrochemical properties of the latter and its behavior during time-resolved photoluminescence investigations.