The first crystal structure of a one-dimensional chain of linked Ru II [double bond, length as m-dash]Ru II units Academic Article uri icon


  • The one-dimensional polymer [Ru2(O2CCF 3)4(Phz)∞ 1 (Phz = phenazine) was synthesized by the reaction of RuII2(O2CCF 3)4(THF)2 with phenazine. An X-ray crystallographic analysis revealed that the compound consists of Ru 2(O2CCF3)4 units bridged by phenazine ligands. The Ru-Ru bond distance is 2.3109(10) Å and the axial Ru-N distance is 2.425(2) Å. Magnetic measurements performed in the temperature range 1.8.300 K indicate that the S = 1 RuII2 units are weakly antiferromagnetically coupled (zJ = -3.0 cm-1) with a large zero-field splitting (D = 277 cm-1). © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2001.

author list (cited authors)

  • Miyasaka, H., Clérac, R., Campos-Fernández, C. S., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 49

publication date

  • January 2001