Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding of Bimetallic Bridging Borylene and Boryl Complexes

Saha, Koushik ; Kar, Sourav ; Kaur, Urminder ; Roisnel, Thierry ; Ghosh, Sundargopal (2020) Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding of Bimetallic Bridging Borylene and Boryl Complexes Organometallics, 39 (23). pp. 4362-4371. ISSN 0276-7333

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A new synthetic route for the synthesis of diruthenium boryl complexes has been established. Thermolysis of an arachno-ruthenaborane, [(Cp*Ru)2B3H8(CS2H)] (1; Cp* = η5-C5Me5), with phenylacetylene led to the formation of the bridging boryl borylene complex [(Cp*Ru)2(μ-HBS2CH2-κ2B:κ2S){μ-B(C6H4)C(CH3)-κ2B:κ2C}] (2). In parallel to the formation of 2, the reaction also yielded [(Cp*Ru)(μ-H)BH{HC═C(H)Ph}{SC(H)S}] (3a) and [(Cp*Ru)(μ-H)BH(PhC═CH2){SC(H)S}] (3b). To understand the reaction pathways for the formation of 2, we have thermolyzed 1 in toluene, which afforded the ruthenium bridging bis(boryl) complex [(Cp*Ru)2(μ-HBS2CH2-κ2B:κ2S){μ,η2:η2-SBH}] (4) along with the nido-ruthenathiaborane [(Cp*Ru)2(Me)(S2B2H3)] (5). nido-5 is structurally and electronically similar to nido-[(Cp+Ru)2(S2C2Ph2)] (Cp+ = η5-C5Me4Et), which can be generated from the room-temperature reaction of [(Cp+Ru)2(μ,η1:η1-S2)(μ,η2:η2-S2)] with diphenylacetylene. Thus, nido-5 can be defined as a true mimic of the organometallic cluster nido-[(Cp+Ru)2(S2C2Ph2)]. The complex [(Cp*Ru)2(μ,η1:η1-S2)(μ,η2:η2-S2)] (6), the Cp* analogue of [(Cp+Ru)2(μ,η1:η1-S2)(μ,η2:η2-S2)], can be isolated from the reaction of Li[BH2S3] with [Cp*RuCl2]2 along with the diruthenium boryl complex [(Cp*Ru)2(μ,η1:η1-S2)(μ-S2BH-κ1B:κ2S:κ2S′)] (7), in which the boryl unit (S2BH) possesses no bulky heterocyclic ligand. Theoretical studies were performed to shed light on the bonding of these borylene and boryl complexes. The theoretical calculations reveal that the stability of these complexes is due to the strong interaction between the borylene and boryl units and the ruthenium centers.

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