|Title||Synthesis and characterization of dithioethers, and their RuII and RuIII complexes|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Cheu, ELS, Yapp, DTT, Patrick, BO, James, BR|
|Journal||Inorganica Chimica Acta|
|Pagination||49 - 54|
|Keywords||Dithioethers, Ru(II and III) complexes, X-ray structures|
The syntheses of nine, new dithioethers of the type RS(CH2)xSR, where x = 2 or 3 and R is an alkyl chain, as well as the known x = 2, R = phenyl or cyclohexyl compounds, are reported. The known dithioethers react with RuCl3·3H2O to form trans-RuCl2(dithioether)2 complexes 1 (R = Ph) and 2 (R = C6H11), whereas from the other dithioethers RuCl2[RS(CH2)xSR]2(μ-Cl)2 complexes have been isolated, where x = 3, and R = Et (complex 3), nPr (complex 4), nBu (complex 5), and R = npentyl (complex 6). The complexes are well characterized, including X-ray structures for complexes 1–4. The interest in these compounds stems from oxidation of the dithioethers to the corresponding disulfoxides and their Ru complexes.