Rearrangement of a metal (η2-alkyne) complex to a metal vinylidene and subsequent reaction of the metal vinylidene to regenerate the alkyne

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The η2-alkyne complex (C5H5)(PMe 3)2Ru(HC≡CMe)+PF6-, which was isolated from a reaction of HC≡CMe with (C5H 5)(PMe3)2RuCl, undergoes first-order rearrangement to give (C5H5)(PMe3) 2Ru=C=C(H)Me+ PF6-; at higher tempreatures in MeCN, this vinylidene complex cleanly regenerates HC≡CMe and forms (C5H5)(PMe3)2Ru(MeCN) +PF6-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Molecular Medicine

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