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(eta(6)-Benzene)dichloro(diallylphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II), the first structurally characterized complex with the diallylphosphine ligand

Jensen, S.B. and Spicer, M.D. (2001) (eta(6)-Benzene)dichloro(diallylphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II), the first structurally characterized complex with the diallylphosphine ligand. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports, 57 (10). o978-o979. ISSN 1600-5368

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The molecule of the title complex, [(eta (6)-C6H6)-{PhP(CH2CH==CH2)(2)}RuCl2], has the classic piano-stool structure. However, it is noted that the Ru-C distances trans to phosphorus are longer than those trans to chloride. Such a manifestation of the trans-influence is not normally so pronounced in eta (6)-arene complexes of this type. This is the first structure containing the diallylphenylphosphine ligand.