Reactions of Carbonyl Sulfide and Carbon Disulfide with Iron and Ruthenium Complexes. Synthesis and Reactivity of Dicarbonyl(η2-carbonyl sulfide)bis(triphenylphosphine) ruthenium (0)

Thomas R. Gaffney, James A. Ibers*

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The reaction of Fe(CO)2(PPh3)3 with COS in toluene results in the formation of Fe(CO)3(PPh3)2 and SPPh3. When liquefied COS is used as the solvent, Fe(S2CO)(CO)2(PPh3)2 is also formed. The analogous ruthenium complex, Ru(CO)2(PPh3)3, reacts with COS to afford Ru(CO)22-COS)(PPh3)2. This COS complex reacts with additional COS to give Ru(S2CO)(CO)2(PPh3)2 and with PPh3 to give Ru(CO)3(PPh3)2 and SPPh3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2851-2853
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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