Open-Shell First-Row Transition-Metal Polyhydride Complexes Based on the fac-[RuH3(PR3)3] Building Block

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  • Markus Plois,

    1. Universität Münster, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Münster (Germany)
    2. Universität Regensburg, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)
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  • Waldemar Hujo,

    1. Universität Münster, Institut für Organische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 40, Münster 48149 (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Grimme,

    1. Universität Bonn, Mulliken Center für Theoretische Chemie, Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Beringstrasse 4, 53115 Bonn (Germany)
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  • Christian Schwickert,

    1. Universität Münster, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Münster (Germany)
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  • Dr. Eckhard Bill,

    1. Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Stiftstrasse 34–36, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)
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  • Dr. Bas de Bruin,

    1. University of Amsterdam (UvA), Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
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  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Pöttgen,

    1. Universität Münster, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Münster (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Robert Wolf

    Corresponding author
    1. Universität Münster, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Münster (Germany)
    2. Universität Regensburg, Institut für Anorganische Chemie, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)
    • Universität Münster, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Corrensstrasse 30, 48149 Münster (Germany)
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  • We thank S. Pelties, M. Eilers-Rethwisch, K. Schäfer, J. Malberg, and H. Kruse for assistance and helpful discussions. S. Demeshko and F. Meyer (University of Göttingen) are thanked for collecting and analyzing magnetic data. Support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within the framework of the SFB 858 (“Synergetische Effekte in der Chemie—Von der Additivität zur Kooperativität.”) is gratefully acknowledged. Johnson Matthey is thanked for a generous loan of ruthenium trichloride. R.W. thanks Prof. Dr. W. Uhl for his support.

Abstract

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High-spin hydrides: A new class of stable paramagnetic polyhydride complexes [M{Ru(μ-H)3(PTol3)3}2] (M=Cr–Ni) with an unprecedented trinuclear arrangement has been synthesized. The high-spin central 3d metal ion is sandwiched between six hydride ligands in a distorted octahedral fashion.

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