Received 8 June 2013
In the title compound, [Ru(CH3OCS2)2(C18H15P)2], the RuII atom is in a distorted octahedral coordination by two xanthate anions (CH3OCS2) and two triphenylphosphane (PPh3) ligands. Both bidentate xanthate ligands coordinate the RuII atom with two slightly different Ru-S bond lengths but with virtually equal bite angles [71.57 (4) and 71.58 (3)°]. The packing of the complexes is assured by C-HO and C-H interactions.
For complexes with metal-S and metal-P bonds, see: Lu et al. (2003); Wang et al. (2010). For ruthenium complexes with dithiolate ligands, see: Bag et al. (1990); Liu et al. (2005); Noda et al. (2006); Wu et al. (2009).
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: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: VN2074 ).
CVC would like to thank CONACYT for a postdoctoral scholarship (290679-UNAM). Support of this research by CONACYT (CB2010-154732) and PAPIIT (IN201711-3) is gratefully acknowledged.
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