A Remarkable Organometallic Transformation on a Cage-Incarcerated Dinuclear Ruthenium Complex

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  • Shinnosuke Horiuchi,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Takashi Murase,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Makoto Fujita

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    1. Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Corrigendum: A Remarkable Organometallic Transformation on a Cage-Incarcerated Dinuclear Ruthenium Complex Volume 52, Issue 8, 2147, Article first published online: 13 February 2013

  • This research was supported by the CREST project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and KAKENHI (24000009), MEXT (Japan).

Abstract

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Under confinement: Photosubstitution of a CO ligand with an alkyne on a dinuclear ruthenium carbonyl complex within a self-assembled cage occurs without the cleavage of the photolabile Ru[BOND]Ru bond. The resulting Ru–alkyne π complex is a reaction intermediate stabilized inside the cage. Outside the cage, the π complex can be further transformed to a diruthenacyclopentenone framework by intramolecular CO insertion (see scheme).

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