An adduct between tetraammine(1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) and dibenzo-42-crown-14

Dong I. Yoon*, Suzanne Bélanger, Joseph T Hupp, Charlotte L. Stern

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The crystal structure of the adduct dibenzo-42-crown-14 (OC-6-22)-tetraammine( 1,10-phenanthroline-N,N′)-ruthenium(II) bis(hexafluorophosphate) dichloromethane solvate, [Ru(C12H8N2)(NH3) 4](PF6)2.C36H56O 14.CH2-Cl2, is reported. The guest Ru complex is located deep within the U-shaped cavity formed by folding of the flexible crown host. The ammine ligands of the Ru complex participate in an extensive network of hydrogen bonds with the ether O atoms of the crown. Weak π stacking appears to occur between the aromatic rings of the phenanthroline ligand and the benzene groups of the crown ether.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1431
Number of pages5
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 15 1998

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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