The ligand 2-(2-pyridyl)benzothiazole (L) can act both as an N-N and an N-S chelating donor. The latter coordination mode is expected to be preferred when it is involved in coordination to Ru(II) which is a soft acceptor centre However, in the title compound, chlorobis(acetonitrile)triphenylphosphino-2-(2-pyridyl)benzothiazole-N,N-ruthenium(II) chlride, [Ru(L)(PPh3(CH3CN)2Cl]Cl, the ligand acts in N,N-bidentate manner and the Ru(II) ion is found to be present in an N4PCl coordination environment. PPh3 and Cl are trans to each other and the two CH3CN ligands occupy cis positions facing the NN donor atoms of ligand L.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Coordination Chemistry|
|Early online date||22 Sept 2006|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
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