Allyldialkyl complexes of ruthenium(IV): Preparation and reductive CC bond formation followed by CH bond activation

Hideo Nagashima, Ken Ichi Ara, Keitaro Yamaguchi, Kenji Itoh

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New η3-allyldimethyl complexes Ru(η5-C5R5)(η3-C3H5)(CH3)2, where R = H or CH3, are prepared from Ru(η5-C5R5)(η3-C3H5)Br2 by alkylation with trimethyl-aluminium. The RuIV dimethyl complex is thermally converted to the RuII 1-methylallyl compound, Ru(η5-C5R5)(η3-CH2CHCHCH3)L, where L = CO or t-C4H9NC, with evolution of methane. Kinetic and deuteration studies on the reductive process are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 1987
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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