Ruthenium compounds: tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer

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The ruthenium in tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer

  • Formula as often written: [RuCl2(CO)3]2
  • Hill system formula: C6Cl4O6Ru2
  • CAS registry number: [22594-69-0]
  • Formula weight: 512.011
  • Class: complex

Synonyms

  • tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer
  • hexacarbonyltetrachlorodiruthenium(II)

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point:
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tricarbonyldichlororuthenium(II) dimer
Element %
C 14.07
Cl 27.70
O 18.75
Ru 39.48

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the [RuCl2(CO)3]2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ru2Cl4C6O6

mass  %
500   0.7 
501 0.0
502 1.5 _
503 3.4 __
504 4.7 __
505 10.3 _____
506 18.8 _________
507 19.8 __________
508 42.6 _____________________
509 48.1 ________________________
510 67.9 __________________________________
511 86.1 ___________________________________________
512 92.2 ______________________________________________
513 89.0 ____________________________________________
514 100.0 __________________________________________________
515 53.7 ___________________________
516 74.4 _____________________________________
517 20.0 __________
518 34.9 _________________
519 4.9 __
520 9.8 _____
521 0.9
522 1.5 _
523 0.1
524 0.1

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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