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Ruthenium Carboxylate Complexes as Probes to Metal Ligand Interactions

Pickup, Oliver J S (2012) Ruthenium Carboxylate Complexes as Probes to Metal Ligand Interactions. MSc by research thesis, University of York.

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A synthetic route to [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)2(PPh₃)₂] complexes (where R= 4-F, 4-CH3, 4-OMe, 4-NMe2, 3-F, 3-CH3, 3-OMe, 3-NMe2) has been developed. From these species, novel ruthenium-carbonyl [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(κ1-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(CO)(PPh₃)₂] (where R= 4-F,4-CH3,4-OMe,4-NMe2,3-F,3-CH3,3-NMe2), and vinylidene complexes [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(κ1-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(=C=HPh)(PPh₃)₂] (where R= 4-F,4-CH3,4-OMe,4-NMe2,3-F,3-CH3,3-NMe2), have been synthesised. Hammett studies have shown the effect of changing the substituent on the carboxylate ligand on the M-C π-back bonding for the complexes of the general type [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(κ1-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(CO)(PPh₃)₂] and [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(κ1-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(=C=HPh)(PPh₃)₂]. The CO stretching frequencies in the IR spectra of the complexes [Ru(κ2-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(κ1-O₂CC₆H₄-R)(CO)(PPh₃)₂] demonstrate the more electron-donating substituents strengthen the bonding between the metal and the carbonyl ligand. A similar trend is observed in the case of the vinylidene-containing ruthenium complexes, demonstrating that the electronic properties of the ancillary ligands may profoundly affect the metal-vinylidene interaction.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc by research)
Keywords: Ruthenium,Vinylidene,Carbonyl,Carboxylate,Acetate,π-back bonding
Academic Units: The University of York > Chemistry (York)
Depositing User: Mr Oliver J S Pickup
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2012 10:58
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2013 08:49
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2745

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