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Dichlorido[1-(2-methylbenzyl)-3-(η6-2,4,6-trimethylbenzyl)-1H-2,3-dihydrobenzimidazol-2-ylidene]ruthenium(II) dichloromethane solvate

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Author(s): Hakan Arslan | Don VanDerveer | Sedat Yaşar | Herbert Höpfl

Journal: Acta Crystallographica Section E
ISSN 1600-5368

Volume: 65;
Issue: 3;
Start page: m243;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The title complex, [RuCl2(C25H26N2)]·CH2Cl2, is best thought of as containing an octahedrally coordinated Ru center with the arene occupying three sites. Two Ru—Cl bonds and one Ru–carbene bond complete the distorted octahedron. The carbene portion of the ligand is a benzimidazole ring. This ring is connected to the C6H2(CH3)3 arene group by a CH2 bridge. This leads to a system with very little apparent strain. A dichloromethane solvent molecule completes the crystal structure. Further stabilization is accomplished via C—H...N and C—H...Cl interactions.

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