Received 22 October 2012
The title compound, [RuCl2(C10H14)(C14H15OP)], is an RuII complex in which an 6-p-cymene ligand, two chloride anions and the P atom of an ethoxydiphenylphosphane ligand form a piano-stool coordination environment about the central RuII atom.
For related structures [Ru(6-p-cymene)Cl2PPh3] and [Ru(6-p-cymene)Cl2PPhOEt2], see: Elsegood et al. (2006) and Albertin et al. (2010), respectively. For the application of similar complexes as nitrile hydration catalysts, see: Ahmed et al. (2009); Cavarzan et al. (2010); Cadierno et al. (2008); García-Álvarez et al. (2010, 2011); Knapp et al. (2012).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SJ5274 ).
Acknowledgement is made to the NSF (CHE-0719171) for the support of research carried out in the authors' laboratory. SMMK also wishes to acknowledge the US Department of Education (P200A070436) and the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program (DGE-0742540) for additional support.
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