Received 15 November 2012
aCenter for Practical and Project-Based Learning, Cluster of Science and Technology, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan,bDepartment of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan, and cDepartment of Industrial Systems Engineering, Cluster of Science and Technology, Fukushima University, 1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
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In the title compound, [RuCl(C10H8N2)2(CO)]PF6, the RuII atom is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry by four N atoms of the bipyridine ligands, a carbonyl C atom and a chloride ion. The carbonyl and chloride ligands in the cation adopt a mutually cis arrangement and these are disordered over two sets of sites with site occupancies of 0.721 (6) and 0.279 (6). The Ru-N bond length [2.117 (2) Å] trans to the carbonyl ligand is slightly longer than the average of the other Ru-N bond lengths (2.08 Å), which can be explained by the expected trans influence of the carbonyl group. In the crystal, weak C-HF interactions are observed between the complex cation and the PF6- anion, leading to the formation of a three-dimensional supramolecular structure. The crystal studied was an inversion twin with twin fractions of 0.78 (4) and 0.22 (4).
For details of the synthesis, see: Oyama et al. (2012). For a related structure, see: Clear et al. (1980). For general background to catalytic reactions using [Ru(bpy)2(CO)Cl]+, see: Ishida et al. (1986); Lehn & Ziessel (1990).
Data collection: CrystalClear-SM (Rigaku, 2009); cell refinement: CrystalClear-SM; data reduction: CrystalClear-SM; program(s) used to solve structure: SIR97 (Altomare et al., 1999); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: CrystalStructure (Rigaku, 2006).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5220 ).
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