General synthesis of dioxoruthenium(VI) complexes. Structure and reactivity of trans-dioxobis(acetato)bis(pyridine)ruthenium(VI)

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  • T. C. Lau
  • J. K. Kochi


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)798-799
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


The two step conversion of RuCl3 into a new general class of dioxoruthenium(VI) complexes is characterized by X-ray crystallography of trans-(O)2Ru(py)2(OAc)2 (py = pyridine) and by its utilization in oxygen atom transfer to triphenylphosphine and alkene donors.