Aqueous Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of the Water-Soluble Metal Hydride CpRu(PTA)2H

@inproceedings{Frost2004AqueousOC,
  title={Aqueous Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of the Water-Soluble Metal Hydride CpRu(PTA)2H},
  author={Brian J. Frost and Charles A. Mebi},
  year={2004}
}
The reaction of CpRu(PTA)2Cl (1) with KOH in methanol afforded the water-soluble hydride CpRu(PTA)2H (2) in good yield. The solid-state structures of both CpRu(PTA)2H and the previously reported CpRu(PTA)2Cl are described and exhibit classic piano stool geometries. Complex 2 is one of a very few structurally characterized CpRu(PR3)2H compounds known and the only one that is water-soluble. The ruthenium hydride is stable and soluble (S25 °C = 20 mg/mL) in deoxygenated water; however, the complex… CONTINUE READING