An unusual ruthenium(II) complex of 2-(2-pyridyl)benzothiazole

Milan Maji, Parbati Sengupta, Shyamal K. Chattopadhyay, Golam Mostafa, C.H. Schwalbe, Saktiprosad Ghosh

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number1
Early online date22 Sept 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • ruthenium
  • 2\-\(2\-pyridyl\)benzothiazole
  • crystal structure


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