Synthesis and Reactivity of Bucky Ruthenocene "Ru(η5-C60Me5)(η5-C5H5)"

Y. Matsuo, Y. Kuninobu, S. Ito, E. Nakamura*
Chem. Lett. 2004, 33, 68–69.  DOI: 10.1246/cl.2004.68

Abstract: Metathetical coupling of an η5-fullerene ruthenium complex Ru(η5-C60Me5)Cl(CO)2 and sodium cyclopentadienide gives a molecular hybrid of ruthenocene and fullerene, Ru(η5-C60Me5)(η5-C5H5) (bucky ruthenocene), the structure of which was determined by spectroscopic and crystallographic analyses. The molecule shows unique reactivity among known ferrocene and ruthenocene compounds.

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