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Keywords:

  • Ruthenium;
  • Cyclopentadienyl;
  • Cyclooctatrienyl;
  • Zinc

Abstract

The crystal and molecular structures of the title compound, the first for a complex of the type [RuCp*(η6-C8-ring)]+, is presented, the material being obtained serendipitously from a reaction between RuCl(cod)Cp* and 1-ferrocenylbuta-1,3-diyne in the presence of ZnCl2. <Ru-C(Cp*)> (2.21 Å) is appreciably longer than in RuCp*2 (2.18 Å) and similar to the value for the Ru-η6 component (2.22 Å).