The complex (η6-cycloheptatriene)(η4-norbornadiene)ruthenium(O) is prepared efficiently by organometallic reduction of the readily available dichloro(η4-norbornadiene)dipyridineruthenium(II) followed by the addition of 1,3,5-cycloheptatriene. The ruthenium (O) complex reacted with acetylene to give (η6-bicyclo [4.2.1]nona-2,4,7-triene)(η4-norbornadiene)ruthenium(O) by formal [π6s+π2s]-cycloaddition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry