volume 37, issue 23, P4521-4526 2018
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.8b00340
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Abstract: The reaction of [Ru(H)2(N2)2(PCy3)2] (1) with β-diketiminate stabilised hydrides of Al, Zn and Mg generates a series of new heterobimetallic complexes with either H2 or N2 ligated to the ruthenium centre. Changing the main group fragment of the M•Ru-N2 (M = Al, Zn, Mg) complexes can subtley alter the degree of binding, and therefore activation, of the diatomic ligand as evidenced by the v(NºN) absorptions in the infrared data. Experimental and computational data rationalise this tunable binding; decreasing the…

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