Molecular wheels of ruthenium and osmium with bridging chalcogenolate ligands: edge-shared-octahedron structures and metal-ion binding

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Mar 12;51(11):2614-7. doi: 10.1002/anie.201106065. Epub 2011 Nov 7.


Inventing new wheels: reaction of [M(3)(CO)(12) ] (M=Ru, Os) with 4-RC(6)H(4)SH afforded [{M(S-4-RC(6)H(4))(2)(CO)(2)}(8)] (R=H; I) or [{M(S-4-RC(6)H(4))(2)(CO)(2)}(6)] (R=Me, iPr; II; see scheme), all of which have been structurally characterized. The octamers I are unique metal molecular wheels featuring skew-edge-shared octahedra with a central planar M(8) octagon. [{Ru(S-4-iPrC(6)H(4))(2)(CO)(2)}(6)] selectively binds a Cu(+) or Ag(+) ion to form [M'{Ru(S(4-iPr-C(6)H(4)))(2)(CO)(2)}(6)](+) (III).