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Title: Reactivity of Silanes with ( tBuPONOP)Ruthenium Dichloride: Facile Synthesis of Chloro-Silyl Ruthenium Compounds and Formic Acid Decomposition

The coordination of tBuPONOP ( tBuPONOP=2,6-bis(ditert-butylphosphinito)pyridine) to different ruthenium starting materials, to generate ( tBuPONOP)RuCl 2, was investigated in this paper. The resultant ( tBuPONOP)RuCl 2 reactivity with three different silanes was then investigated and contrasted dramatically with the reactivity of ( iPrPONOP)RuCl 2(DMSO) ( iPrPONOP=2,6-bis(diisopropylphosphinito)pyridine) with the same silanes. The 16-electron species ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)Cl was produced from the reaction of triethylsilane with ( tBuPONOP)RuCl 2. Reactions of ( tBuPONOP)RuCl 2 with both phenylsilane or diphenylsilane afforded the 16-electron hydrido-silyl species ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(PhSiCl 2) and ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(Ph 2SiCl), respectively. Reactions of all three of these complexes with silver triflate afforded the simple salt metathesis products of ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(OTf), ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(PhSiCl(OTf)), and ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(Ph 2Si(OTf)). Formic acid dehydrogenation was performed in the presence of triethylamine (TEA), and each species proved competent for gas-pressure generation of CO 2 and H 2. Finally, the hydride species ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)Cl, ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(OTf), and ( tBuPONOP)Ru(H)(PhSiCl 2) exhibited faster catalytic activity than the other compounds tested.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
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Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 55; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
ChemPubSoc Europe
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; dehydrogenation; formic acid; PONOP ligand; ruthenium; silyl group
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