Crystal structure of (cycloocta-1,5-diene)tris(hydrazine)hydridoruthenium(ii) tetraphenylborate

Samson O. Owalude, Uche B. Eke, Ezekiel O. Odebunmi, Vladimir N. Nesterov, Reinout Meijboom, Neil J. Coville

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The salt [RuH(COD)(H2NNH2)3][BPh4] (2) (COD = cycloocta-1,5-diene and BPh4 = tetraphenylborate) was prepared by reacting the polymeric species [{Ru(COD)Cl2}x] (1; x > 2) with hydrazine hydrate in refluxing ethanol. The obtained crystal was characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n with unit-cell dimensions a = 9.7449(8)Å, b = 32.881(3)Å, c = 18.6962(16)Å, β = 99.571(10)°, V = 5907.3(9)Å3 and Z = 8. The ruthenium has a distorted octahedral geometry with two formula units comprising two cations and two anions in the asymmetric unit. 2012

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalX-ray Structure Analysis Online
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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