Relationship between metal–metal bond length and internal rotation in diruthenium tetracarboxylate paddlewheel complexes

Raquel Gracia, Harry Adams, Nathan J. Patmore

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The Ru–Ru bond length for Ru2II,III and Ru2II,II paddlewheel complexes containing the bulky carboxylate ligand 2,4,6-triisopropylbenzoate was found to decrease despite a reduction in Ru–Ru bond order, due to increased internal rotation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number2
Early online date26 Nov 2008
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


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