Reactions of a P–N stabilised aluminium dihydride with ruthenium hydride complexes

Anne Frédérique M. Pécharman, Rosalyn L. Falconer, Esme Owen, Michael J. Cowley*, John P. Lowe, Claire L. McMullin, Mary F. Mahon, Michael K. Whittlesey

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Treatment of [Ru(L)(PPh3)2(CO)H2] (L = PPh3, IMes; IMes = 1,3-bis(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) with an N-mesityl amidophosphine aluminium dihydride complex (Al(P–N)H2) gives [Ru(PPh3)2(CO)H3{Al(P–N)H}] (2) and [Ru(IMes)(PPh3)(CO)H3{Al(P–N)H}] (4), which are present in solution as mixtures of diastereomers. Crystal structure determinations and density functional theory (DFT) calculations suggest both 2 and 4 can be formulated as [Ru(L)(PPh3)(CO)H3][Al(P–N)H] complexes with bridging hydride ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116531
Early online date25 Jun 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jun 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Aluminium
  • Density functional theory
  • Heterobimetallic
  • Hydride
  • Ruthenium


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