Acta Cryst. (2009). E65, m1117-m1118 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536809032589 ]
Abstract: In the title compound, [RuCl(C10H8N2)(C23H19N3O2)]PF6·CH3CN, the ligand environment about the RuII atom is distorted octahedral, with the substituted terpyridyl ligand coordinated in a meridional fashion, the bipyridyl ligand coordinated in a cis fashion and the Cl atom trans to one of the bipyridyl N atoms. The Ru-N distances are in the range 2.036 (2)-2.084 (2) Å with the exception of the central Ru-N bond from the terpyridyl ligand, which is shorter [1.9503 (19) Å], as expected. The pendant dimethoxyphenyl substituent is not coplanar with the terpyridyl unit; the dihedral angle between the central pyridyl ring and the benzene ring is 46.72 (11)°. The anion is disordered equally over two positions around an F-P-F bond axis.
Online 22 August 2009
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