Cis-1,3,5-triaminocyclohexane as a facially capping ligand for ruthenium(II)

A.J. Gamble, J.M. Lynam, R.J. Thatcher, P.H. Walton, A.C. Whitwood

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Reaction of cis-[RuCl(DMSO-S)(DMSO-O)] with cis-1,3,5-triaminocyclohexane (tach) results in the formation of [RuCl(tach)(DMSO-S)]Cl, a valuable precursor for a wide range of other tach-containing Ru complexes. Reaction of [RuCl(tach)(DMSO-S) ]Cl with the chelating nitrogen-based ligands (N-N = bipyridine, phenanthroline, and ethylenediamine) affords [Ru(N-N)(DMSO-S) (tach)][Cl]. A similar reaction between [RuCl(tach)(DMSO-S)]Cl with the chelating phosphorus-based ligands (P-P = dppm, dppe, dppp, dppb, dppv, and dppben) leads to the formation of [RuCl(P-P)(tach)]Cl. The structures of 10 examples of the tach-containing complexes have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. An examination of the structural metrics obtained from these studies indicates that the tach ligand is a strong sigma donor. In addition, the presence of the NH groups in the tach ligand allow for participation in hydrogen bonding further modulating the coordinative properties of the ligand.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4517-4527
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2013

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