Received 26 September 2012
The title salt, [Ru(Tp)(CH5N)2(PPh3)]Cl·CH2Cl2·H2O [where Tp is (C3H3N2)3BH and PPH3 is C18H15P], has the RuIII atom in an octahedral geometry; one of the Ru-N(Tp) bonds [2.135 (8) Å] is slightly longer than another two, owing to the trans influence of PPh3 ligand. N-HCl and O-HCl hydrogen bonding leads to the formation of layers parallel to (100).
Data collection: COLLECT (Nonius, 2000); cell refinement: HKL SCALEPACK (Otwinowski & Minor, 1997); data reduction: HKL DENZO (Otwinowski & Minor, 1997) 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: NG5297 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 99-2113-M-133-001-MY3), and from the Project of the Specific Research Fields, Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan. We also thank Mr Ting Shen Kuo (Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan) for his assistance in the X-ray single-crystal structure analysis.
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