Azido(benzonitrile-κN)[hydridotris(pyrazol-1-yl-κN 2)borato](triphenyl-phosphine-κP)ruthenium(II)

Chiung Cheng Huang, Han Gung Chen, Yih Hsing Lo, Wen Rong Lai, Chia Her Lin

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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)°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m864
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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