Bis(acrylonitrile-κN)dichlorido(ν 4-cyclo-octa-1, 5-diene)ruthenium(II)

Haleden Chiririwa, Reinout Meijboom

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In the title complex, [RuCl 2(C 8H 12)(C 3H 3N) 2], the metal ion is coordinated to centers of each of the double bonds of the cyclo-octa-1,5-diene ligand, to two chloride ions (in cis positions) and to two N-atom donors from two acrylonitrile molecules that complete the coordination sphere for the neutral complex. The coordination about the Ru II atom can thus be considered octa-hedral with slight trigonal distortion. The three C atoms of one of the acrylonitrile ligands are disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.581 (13):0.419 (13) ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m1335
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • R factor = 0.033
  • T = 100 K
  • data-to-parameter ratio = 18.9
  • disorder in main residue
  • indicators: single-crystal X-ray study
  • mean σ(C-C) = 0.005 A°
  • wR factor = .075

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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