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Dalton Trans. 2013 May 21;42(19):7177-89. doi: 10.1039/c3dt50234a.

Dithia[3.3]paracyclophane-based monometal ruthenium acetylide complexes: synthesis, characterization and substituent effects.

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  • 1Key Laboratory of Pesticide and Chemical Biology, Ministry of Education, College of Chemisty, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, P. R. China.


A series of dithia[3.3]metaparacyclophane-based monometal ruthenium acetylide complexes have been synthesized. All of the complexes have been fully characterised by NMR spectrometry, X-ray crystallography and elemental analyses. At the same time, their basic optical properties, such as UV/Vis absorption spectra, and electrochemical properties have been determined. (1)H NMR and X-ray crystal structure studies reveal that there are intramolecular C-H···π interactions in these ruthenium complexes, in both solution and solid states. Electrochemical studies reveal that the substituted groups on the dithia[3.3]paracyclophane ring can clearly affect the oxidation activities of the ruthenium center by way of the intramolecular C-H···π interaction. In addition, electron-donating groups facilitate the oxidation of the ruthenium center compared with electron-deficient groups. UV/Vis absorption and IR spectra of some complexes in neutral and oxidized states also have been studied. IR spectra studies indicated that the substituents in the cyclophane have some effects on the ν(C≡C) bands of these complexes in the neutral state and little effect on ν(C≡C) of these complexes in the oxidized state.

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