Phenyldiazene Complexes. Structure and Spectra of Chlorodicarbonyl(cis-phenyldiazene)bis(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II) Perchlorate Methylene Chloride Solvate

Barry L. Haymore, James A Ibers*

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Abstract

The structure of [RuCl(CO)2(HN2C6H5)(P(C6H5)3)2] [CIO4]·CH2Cl2 has been determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The compound crystallizes from methylene chloride as solvated crystals in space group C2h5− P21)/c with four formula units in a cell of dimensions a = 11.801 (5) Å, b = 17.752 (8) Å, c = 22.938 (11) Å, and β = 110.96 (2)°. Based on 5074 unique reflections with Fo2> 3σ(Fo2), the structure has been solved and refined by full-matrix, least-squares methods to an R index (on F) of 0.053. The structure consists of discrete ions and solvent molecules. The ruthenium cation is six-coordinate, with trans phosphine ligands and cis carbonyl ligands. The phenyldiazene ligand adopts the cis configuration about the N-N double bond and is bound in a fashion through N(1) to the metal. The positional parameters of the nonaromatic diazene proton were refined. Important angles and distances are Ru-N(1) =2.086 (5) Å, N(1)-N(2) = 1.218 (7) Å, N(1)-H = 1.00 (6) Å, N(2)-C(phenyl) = 1.409 (6) Å, [formula ommited]Ru-N(1)-N(2) = 129.2 (5)°, [formula ommited]Ru-N(1)-H = 128 (4)°,[formula ommited]H(1)-N(1)-N(2) = 102 (4)°, and [formula ommited]N(1)-N(2)-C(phenyl) = 118.2 (5)°. The short, nonbonded contact between the nonaromatic diazene proton and an ortho-phenyl proton causes considerable rotation of the phenyl group about the N-C bond. Spectroscopic and structural data suggest that phenyldiazene behaves as a normal -donor ligand without significant π-bonding characteristics. The N-N stretching frequencies for PtCl(HN2C6H5)(P(C2H5)3)2+, the title complex, and their respective deprotonated analogs are shown to be coupled with vibrational modes of the phenyl groups. The values of ν(NN) for the diazenido complexes are shown to be lower than those for the corresponding diazene complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5369-5379
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume97
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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