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The Photoisomerization and Photosubstitution Reactions of the Ruthenium Cluster HRu3(Co)10(μ-Coch3)

  • A. E. Friedman
  • P. C. Ford
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Abstract

Our recent research has been concerned with using photochemical techniques to prepare and study reactive organometallic intermediates of the type formed in active catalytic systems. Described here are the photoreactions of HRu3(CO)10(μ- COCH3), its photoisomerization to form a new carbon-carbon bond from C1 precursors, and its photosubstitution reactivity. This isomerization represents an unprecedented oxygen to carbon migration of a methyl group on the triruthenium cluster, a reaction of the type which finds some analogy in the catalytic isomerization of methyl formate to acetic acid (Pruett, 1982):

Keywords

Quantum Yield Methyl Formate Metal Carbonyl Carbon Migration Catalytic Isomerization 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Friedman
    • 1
  • P. C. Ford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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