Received 6 May 2013
aDepartment of Applied Chemistry, School of Petrochemical Engineering, Changzhou University, Jiangsu 213164, People's Republic of China, and bInstitute of Molecular Engineering and Applied Chemsitry, Anhui University of Technology, Ma'anshan, Anhui 243002, People's Republic of China
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In the title complex, [RuCl2(CH3CN)3(C18H15P)]·CH3CN, the coordination geometry of the RuII atom is distorted octahedral, defined by one P atom from a triphenylphosphane ligand, three N atoms from three acetonitrile ligands and two Cl atoms. The three acetronitile ligands linearly bind to the RuII atom, with Ru-N-C angles of 172.6 (2), 179.9 (2) and 171.4 (2)°.
For background to ruthenium complexes, see: Caulton (1974); Gilbert & Wilkinson (1969); Hallman et al. (1970); Jansen et al. (2000); Stephenson & Wilkinson (1966); Trost et al. (2001). For related structures, see: Al-Far & Slaughter (2008); Naskar & Bhattacharjee (2005).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HY2625 ).
This project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 20771003).
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