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June 2013  

Received 6 May 2013
Accepted 21 May 2013
Online 25 May 2013

Key indicators
Single-crystal X-ray study
T = 296 K
Mean [sigma](C-C) = 0.005 Å
R = 0.025
wR = 0.063
Data-to-parameter ratio = 17.4
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Tris(acetonitrile-[kappa]N)dichlorido(triphenylphosphane-[kappa]P)ruthenium(II) acetonitrile monosolvate

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
Correspondence e-mail: zhangqf@ahut.edu.cn

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)°.

Related literature

For background to ruthenium complexes, see: Caulton (1974[Caulton, K. G. (1974). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 96, 3005-3006.]); Gilbert & Wilkinson (1969[Gilbert, J. D. & Wilkinson, G. (1969). J. Chem. Soc. A, pp. 1749-1753.]); Hallman et al. (1970[Hallman, P. S., Stephenson, T. A. & Wilkinson, G. (1970). Inorg. Synth. 12, 237-240.]); Jansen et al. (2000[Jansen, A., Görls, H. & Pitter, S. (2000). Organometallics, 19, 135-138.]); Stephenson & Wilkinson (1966[Stephenson, T. A. & Wilkinson, G. (1966). J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem. 28, 945-956.]); Trost et al. (2001[Trost, B. M., Toste, F. D. & Prinkerton, A. B. (2001). Chem. Rev. 101, 2067-2096.]). For related structures, see: Al-Far & Slaughter (2008[Al-Far, A. M. & Slaughter, L. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. E64, m184.]); Naskar & Bhattacharjee (2005[Naskar, S. & Bhattacharjee, M. (2005). J. Organomet. Chem. 690, 5006-5010.]).

[Scheme 1]

Experimental

Crystal data
  • [RuCl2(C2H3N)3(C18H15P)]·C2H3N

  • Mr = 598.46

  • Monoclinic, P 21 /c

  • a = 15.1133 (13) Å

  • b = 13.9144 (12) Å

  • c = 13.3121 (12) Å

  • [beta] = 99.275 (2)°

  • V = 2762.8 (4) Å3

  • Z = 4

  • Mo K[alpha] radiation

  • [mu] = 0.84 mm-1

  • T = 296 K

  • 0.15 × 0.13 × 0.10 mm

Data collection
  • Bruker APEXII CCD diffractometer

  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Sheldrick, 1996[Sheldrick, G. M. (1996). SADABS. University of Göttingen, Germany.]) Tmin = 0.884, Tmax = 0.921

  • 16271 measured reflections

  • 5403 independent reflections

  • 4544 reflections with I > 2[sigma](I)

  • Rint = 0.031

Refinement
  • R[F2 > 2[sigma](F2)] = 0.025

  • wR(F2) = 0.063

  • S = 1.04

  • 5403 reflections

  • 311 parameters

  • H-atom parameters constrained

  • [Delta][rho]max = 0.33 e Å-3

  • [Delta][rho]min = -0.33 e Å-3

Table 1
Selected bond lengths (Å)

Ru1-N1 2.0218 (19)
Ru1-N2 2.0141 (19)
Ru1-N3 2.0044 (18)
Ru1-P1 2.2754 (6)
Ru1-Cl1 2.4080 (6)
Ru1-Cl2 2.5007 (6)

Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007[Bruker (2007). APEX2 and SAINT. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007[Bruker (2007). APEX2 and SAINT. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008[Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.]); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.


Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HY2625 ).


Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 20771003).

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Acta Cryst (2013). E69, m340  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813014128 ]

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