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Synthesis and characterization of dithioethers, and their RuII and RuIII complexes

TitleSynthesis and characterization of dithioethers, and their RuII and RuIII complexes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsCheu, ELS, Yapp, DTT, Patrick, BO, James, BR
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume494
Pagination49 - 54
ISSN0020-1693
KeywordsDithioethers, Ru(II and III) complexes, X-ray structures
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020169319303871
DOI10.1016/j.ica.2019.04.056