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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. doi:10.7907/bd27-j183.


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:Public (worldwide access)
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:16 Apr 2021 23:02

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