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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, m1224-m1225
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812036665 ]

rac-cis-Dicarbonylchlorido{1-[2-(diphenylphosphanyl-[kappa]P)benzyl]-3-(phenyl-[kappa]C1)imidazol-2-ylidene-[kappa]C2}ruthenium(II) dichloromethane monosolvate

G. J. Domski, W. H. Pecak and D. C. Swenson

Abstract: In the title compound, [Ru(C28H22N2P)Cl(CO)2]·CH2Cl2, the RuII atom exhibits a distorted octahedral coordination geometry. The N-phenyl group of the ligand has undergone orthometalation; as a result, the tridentate phosphane-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligand is coordinating in a meridional fashion. This complex is of interest with respect to transfer hydrogenation catalysis and also provides an example of C-H activation behavior in late transition metal complexes. The dichloromethane solvent molecule is disordered over two sets of sites with an occupancy ratio of 0.873 (14):0.127 (14).


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