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Chemistry of diruthenium analogue of pentaborane(9) with heterocumulenes: Toward novel trimetallic cubane-type clusters
Koushik Saha, Bijan Mondal,
Published in American Chemical Society
Volume: 53
Issue: 19
Pages: 10527 - 10535
Reactions of the CS2 and CO2 heterocumulene ligands with nido-ruthenaborane cluster [1,2-(Cp∗Ru)2(μ-H)2B3H7], 1, were explored (Cp∗ = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl). Compound 1 when treated with CS2 underwent metal-assisted hydroboration to yield arachno-ruthenaborane [(Cp∗Ru)2(B3H8)(CS2H)], 2, with a dithioformato ligand attached to it. The chemistry of 2 was then explored with various transition metal carbonyl compounds under photolytic and thermolytic conditions. Thermolysis of 2 with [Mn2(CO)10] resulted in the formation of an unprecedented cubane-type cluster [(Cp∗Ru)2Mn(CO)3(CS2H2)B3H4], 3, with a rare [M3E5] formulation (E = B, S). On the other hand, when compound 2 was photolyzed in the presence of [Mn2(CO)10], it yielded an incomplete cubane-type cluster [(Cp∗Ru)2Mn(CO)3BH2(CS2H2)], 4. The room-temperature reaction of 2 with [Fe2(CO)9] yielded heterometallic arachno clusters [(Cp∗Ru)(CO)2{Fe(CO)3}2S2CH3], 6 and [(Cp∗Ru)2(B3H8)(CO){Fe(CO)3}2(CS2H)], 7. In contrast, photolysis of 2 with [Fe2(CO)9] yielded a tetrahedral cluster [(Cp∗Ru)(CO)2S(μ-H){Fe(CO)3}3], 8, tethered to an exo-polyhedral moiety [(Cp∗Ru)(CO)2]. Compound 6 provides an unusual bonding pattern by means of fusing the wing-tip vertex (S) of the [Fe2S2] butterfly core by an exo-polyhedral [(Cp∗Ru)(CO)2] unit. Density functional theory calculations were carried out to provide insight into the mechanistic pathway, electronic structure, and bonding properties. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
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