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Title: Synthesis of Ruthenium Carbonyl Complexes with Phosphine or Substituted Cp Ligands, and Their Activity in the Catalytic Deoxygenation of 1,2-Propanediol

A ruthenium hydride with a bulky tetra-substituted Cp ligand, (Cp{sup iPr{sub 4}})Ru(CO){sub 2}H (Cp{sup iPr{sub 4}} = C{sub 5}(i-C{sub 3}H{sub 7}){sub 4}H) was prepared from the reaction of Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 12} with 1,2,3,4-tetraisopropylcyclopentadiene. The molecular structure of (Cp{sup iPr{sub 4}})Ru(CO){sub 2}H was determined by X-ray crystallography. The ruthenium hydride complex (C{sub 5}Bz{sub 5})Ru(CO){sub 2}H (Bz = CH{sub 2}Ph) was similarly prepared. The Ru-Ru bonded dimer, [(1,2,3-trimethylindenyl)Ru(CO){sub 2}]{sub 2}, was produced from the reaction of 1,2,3-trimethylindene with Ru{sub 3}(CO){sub 12}, and protonation of this dimer with HOTf gives {l_brace}[(1,2,3-trimethylindenyl)Ru(CO){sub 2}]{sub 2}-({mu}-H){r_brace}{sup +}OTf{sup -}. A series of ruthenium hydride complexes CpRu(CO)(L)H [L = P(OPh){sub 3}, PCy{sub 3}, PMe{sub 3}, P(p-C{sub 6}H{sub 4}F){sub 3}] were prepared by reaction of Cp(CO){sub 2}RuH with added L. Protonation of (Cp{sup iPr{sub 4}})Ru(CO){sub 2}H, Cp*Ru(CO){sub 2}H, or CpRu(CO)[P-(OPh){sub 3}]H by HOTf at -80 C led to equilibria with the cationic dihydrogen complexes, but H{sub 2} was released at higher temperatures. Protonation of CpRu[P(OPh){sub 3}]{sub 2}H with HOTf gave an observable dihydrogen complex, {l_brace}CpRu[P-(OPh){sub 3}]{sub 2}({eta}{sup 2}-H{sub 2}){r_brace}+OTf{sup -} that was converted at -20 C to the dihydride complex {l_brace}CpRu[P(OPh){sub 3}]{sub 2}(H){sub 2}{r_brace}{sup +}OTf{sup -}. These Ru complexes serve as catalyst precursors for the catalytic deoxygenation of 1,2-propanediolmore » to give n-propanol. The catalytic reactions were carried out in sulfolane solvent with added HOTf under H{sub 2} (750 psi) at 110 C.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
979361
Report Number(s):
BNL-90105-2009-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1669; INOCAJ; R&D Project: CO-004; KC0201010; TRN: US1003358
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Inorganic Chemistry; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 14
Research Org:
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY (BNL)
Sponsoring Org:
Doe - Office Of Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACCELERATORS; CARBONYLS; CATALYSTS; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; DIMERS; MOLECULAR STRUCTURE; PHOSPHINES; RUTHENIUM; RUTHENIUM HYDRIDES; SOLVENTS; SYNTHESIS