Synthesis of Ru-Arene complexes of Me-Duphos. X-ray, PGSE NMR diffusion and catalytic studies

Yang Chen, Massimiliano Valentini, Paul S. Pregosin*, Alberto Albinati

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Cationic [RuCl(arene)(Me-Duphos)]Cl complexes, arene=η6-benzene and η6-p-cymene, Me-Duphos=1,2-bis-((2R,5R)-2,5-dimethylphospholano) benzene) have been prepared and studied by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. PGSE NMR diffusion studies have been used to recognize (a) ion pairing as a function of solvent and (b) larger molecular volumes. Several arene-Ru-complexes have been shown to be useful catalyst precursors in the hydrolysis of terminal aryl alkynes to afford acetophenones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-14
Number of pages11
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Diffusion and catalytic studies
  • Me-Duphos
  • PGSE
  • Ru-Arene complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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