Improved preparation of (η6-cycloheptatriene)-(η4-norbornadiene)ruthenium(0) and its reaction with acetylene

Hideo Nagashima, Hidenori Matsuda, Kenji Itoh

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The complex (η6-cycloheptatriene)(η4-norbornadiene)ruthenium(O) is prepared efficiently by organometallic reduction of the readily available dichloro(η4-norbornadiene)dipyridineruthenium(II) followed by the addition of 1,3,5-cycloheptatriene. The ruthenium (O) complex reacted with acetylene to give (η6-bicyclo [4.2.1]nona-2,4,7-triene)(η4-norbornadiene)ruthenium(O) by formal [π6s+π2s]-cycloaddition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C15-C18
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 22 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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