Pentaruthenium-based borides stabilized by gold(I) phosphine units

Catherine Housecroft, DM Nixon, AL Rheingold

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The pentaruthenium boride cluster [Ru-5(CO)(15)B](-) has been prepared from [Ru-6(CO)(17)B](-) but is unstable. The Ru,(CO),,B-core can be stabilized in the form of [Ru-5(CO)(15) BAuPR3] (R = Ph or o-tolyl). Addition of [(Ph-3 PAu)(3)O] [BF4] to [Ru-5(CO)(15)B] - gives the trigold derivative [Ru-5(CO)(14)B(AuPPh3)(3)] which possesses an novel core structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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