Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of Ru(η6-C6Me6)[η4-C6Me4(CH2)2]. An Unusual Transition-Metal o-Xylylene Complex

John W. Hull, Wayne L Gladfelter

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Deprotonation of [Ru(C6Me6)2]2+ generates the new o-xylylene complex Ru(C6Me6)[C6Me4(CH2)2]. The X-ray crystallographic study confirms that the metal is coordinated to the endocyclic diene system. The exocyclic methylenes are nucleophilic and can be reacted with electrophiles in a stepwise manner. This has allowed the isolation of a new exo-(methylene)cyclohexadienyl complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1716-1718
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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