Received 6 February 2011
aDepartment of Mathematics and Science (Pre-college), National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan,bDepartment of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and cDepartment of Mechatronic Technology, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
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Facile ligand substitution is observed when the ruthenium chloride complex [Ru(5-C9H7)Cl(PPh3)2] is treated with 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)butane in refluxing toluene yielding the title compound, [Ru(C9H7)Cl(C28H28P2)]. The RuII atom has a typical piano-stool coordination, defined by the indenyl ligand, one Cl atom and two phosphanyl P atoms. The Ru-P bond lengths are 2.2502 (9) and 2.2968 (8) Å.
Data collection: COLLECT (Nonius, 1998); cell refinement: DENZO/SCALEPACK (Otwinowski & Minor, 1997); data reduction: DENZO/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: BV2178 ).
The authors are grateful to the National Science Council of the Republic of China (NSC grant No. 99-2221-E-003-003) and National Taiwan Normal University (grant No. 99031012) for financial support. The authors also thank Mr Ting Shen Kuo (Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University) for his assistance with the X-ray single-crystal structure analysis.
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