Decarboxylation of 2,2 '-bipyridinyl-4,4 '-dicarboxylic acid diethyl ester during microwave synthesis of the corresponding trichelated ruthenium complex
by Anderson, Thomas Jefferson; Scott, Jill R.; Millett, Francis Spencer; Durham, Bill
Microwave reaction of RuCl3 with 2,2-bipyridinyl-4,4-dicarboxylic acid diethyl ester (debpy) in ethylene glycol generated Ru(bpy)(3)(2+) instead of the expected Ru(debpy)(3)(2+). Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of the headspace revealed CO2, and Ru(bpy)(3)(2+) was recovered from the filtrate. Further experiments suggest that RuCl3 decarboxylates debpy during microwave synthesis.
- Inorganic Chemistry
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