Facile ligand substitution is observed when the ruthenium-azide complex, [RuN3(Tp)(PPh3)2] [Tp,HB(pz)3, pz = pyrazolyl, PPh3 = triphenyl-phosphine] is treated with benzo-nitrile, yielding the title compound, [Ru(C9H10BN 6)(N3)(C7H5N)(C18H 15P)]. The asymmetric unit contains two crystallographically independent molecules. In each one, the RuII atom is six-coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral geometry by five N atoms from an htpb ligand, an azide ligand and a benzonitrile ligand and one P atom from a triphenyl-phosphine (tpp) ligand. The azide group is almost linear and is coordinated to Ru with an average Ru-N-N angle of 124.9 (3)°.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics