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Investigation of low-valent ruthenium aquo complexes


Haney, Susan Elaine (1992) Investigation of low-valent ruthenium aquo complexes. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


The work presented in this thesis investigates the synthesis of low oxidation state coordination complexes of ruthenium incorporating the anionic ligand, [CpCo(P(O)(OMe)_2)_3]-,(L_(OMe)). Several routes to RuL_(OMe)(H_2O)_3^+ are outlined. These routes produced two major products, possibly related by acid-base chemistry.

A new dimeric ruthenium aquo species with the proposed structure [Ru(III)L_(OMe)(H_2O)(µ-OH)_2OTs_2 was isolated. This complex does not provide a straightforward route to the target monomeric oxo compounds, but could conceivably provide a entry into synthesis of ruthenium dimers containing arnines and other ligands.

Finally, a new route to [Ru(IV)(H_20)(µ-O)]_2OTf_2 was discovered which is more convenient and is higher yielding than the previously published procedure.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Bercaw, John E.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1992
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10032011-090148072
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ID Code:6699
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:03 Oct 2011 21:21
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:38

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