Ruthenium compounds: triruthenium dodecacarbonyl

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The ruthenium in triruthenium dodecacarbonyl formally is in the oxidation state 0.

Crystal structure of triruthenium dodecacarbonyl

Triruthenium dodecacarbonyl

  • Formula as often written: Ru3(CO)12
  • Hill system formula: C12O12Ru3
  • CAS registry number: [15243-33-1]
  • Formula weight: 639.331
  • Class: carbonyl complex organometallic

Synonyms

  • triruthenium dodecacarbonyl
  • ruthenium(O) carbonyl
  • dodecacarbonyltriruthenium
  • ruthenium carbonyl
  • ruthenium dodecacarbonyl

Physical properties

  • Colour: orange
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 155°C (231°C dec.)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in triruthenium dodecacarbonyl
Element %
C 22.54
O 30.03
Ru 47.43

Synthesis

Not available

Solid state structure

  • Geometry of ruthenium:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of triruthenium dodecacarbonyl

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Ru3(CO)12 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ru3C12O12

mass  %
624   0.1 
625 0.0
626 0.1
627 0.8
628 1.0
629 1.8 _
630 4.8 __
631 5.4 ___
632 11.2 ______
633 19.2 __________
634 23.5 ____________
635 37.2 ___________________
636 51.6 __________________________
637 56.9 ____________________________
638 83.1 __________________________________________
639 87.7 ____________________________________________
640 92.7 ______________________________________________
641 100.0 __________________________________________________
642 82.7 _________________________________________
643 65.4 _________________________________
644 59.6 ______________________________
645 21.7 ___________
646 27.4 ______________
647 3.9 __
648 5.6 ___
649 0.7
650 0.2
651 0.0

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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