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    • Synthesis and structural characterization of a diruthenium pentalene complex, [Cp∗Ru{(Cp∗Ru)2B6H14}(Cp∗Ru)]

      BENSON JOSEPH SUBRAT KUMAR BARIK SOUMYA KUMAR SINHA THIERRY ROISNEL SUNDARGOPAL GHOSH

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      Treatment of nido-[1,2-(Cp*Ru)2(μ-H)2B3H7], 1 with five equivalents of Te powder led to the isolation of diruthenium pentalene analogue [(Cp*Ru){(Cp*Ru)2B6H14}(RuCp*)], 2 and a metal indenyl complex [(Cp*Ru)2B2H6C6H3 CH3], 3. The [(Cp*Ru)2B6H14] fragment in 2 may be considered as a true metal–boron analogue of η55-pentalene ligand (C8H6) and [(Cp*Ru)B2H6C6H3 CH3] fragment in 3 is an analogue of η5-indenyl ligand. The solid-state X-ray structures were unambiguously determined by crystallographic analysis of compounds 2 and 3. Further, the density functional theory (DFT) calculationswere performed to investigate the bonding and the electronic properties of 2a (Cp analogue of 2). The frontier molecular orbital analysis of both 2a and 2b (Cp analogue of [(Cp*Ru)B8H14(RuCp*)]) reveals a lower HOMO–LUMO gap indicating less thermodynamic stability

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