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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry