Structural determination of ruthenium complexes containing bi-dentate pyrrole-ketone ligands

Ya Wen Tsai, Yun Fan Chen, Yong Jie Li, Kuan Hung Chen, Chia Her Lin, Jui Hsien Huang*

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A series of ruthenium compounds containing a pyrrole-ketone bidentate ligand, 2-(2-methoxybenzoyl)pyrrole (1), have been synthesized and characterized. Reacting 1 with [(η6-cymene)RuCl2]2 and RuHCl(CO)(PPh3)3 generated Ru(η6-cymene)[C4H3N-2-(CO-C6H4-2-OMe)]Cl (2) and {RuCl(CO)(PPh3)2[C4H3N-2-(COC6H4-2-OMe)]} (3), respectively, in moderate yields. Successively reacting 2 with sodium cyanate and sodium azide gave {Ru(η6-cymene)[C4H3N-2-(CO-C6H4-2-OMe)]X} (4, X=OCN; 5, X=N3) with the elimination of sodium chloride. Compounds 2–5 were all characterized by1H and13C-NMR spectra and their structures were also determined by X-ray single crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Article number159
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Cymene
  • Pyrrole-ketone
  • Ruthenium
  • Ruthenium-hydride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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