Received 13 March 2009
The reaction of [Ru(C9H10BN6)Cl(C18H15P)2] with benzonitrile leads to crystals of the title compound, [Ru(C9H10BN6)Cl(C18H15P)(C7H5N)]·C2H5OH. In the crystal structure, the environment about the ruthenium metal center corresponds to a slightly distorted octahedron with an average N-Ru-N bite angle of the Tp ligand of 86.6 (2)°.
For general background to the hydridotris(pyrazoly)borate anion and its use in the preparation of various transition metal complexes, see: Alcock et al. (1992); Burrows et al. (2001); Pavlik et al. (2005); Slugovc et al. (1998); Trofimenko (1993). For Ru-N distances in other hydridotripyrazolylborate complexes, see: Gemel et al. (1996); Slugovc et al. (1998).
Data collection: COLLECT (Nonius, 1999); cell refinement: DENZO and SCALEPACK (Otwinowski & Minor, 1997); data reduction: DENZO and SCALEPACK; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: NC2139 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support in part from the National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 97-2113-M-036-001-MY2) and in part from the Project of the Specific Research Fields in Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan. We also thank Mr Ting Shen Kuo (Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan) for his assistance with the crystal structure analysis and the Project of the Specific Research Fields in Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan for support (grant CYCU-97-CR-CH).
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