Facile direct insertion of nitrosonium ion (NO+) into a ruthenium-aryl bond
Date of Issue2011
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
An insertion reaction of nitrosonium ion (NO+) into the metal−carbon bond of cyclometalated ruthenium(II) complexes is prepared with experimental evidence supporting a bimolecular direct NO+ insertion into the metal−carbon bond (i.e., M−R + NO+ → [M−N(═O)−R]+) but not an intramolecular migratory insertion (i.e., R−M−(NO) + L → L−M−N(═O)R) as the reaction mechanism. Theoretical calculations suggest that the direct NO+ insertion into the M−C bond may be rationalized as a frontier orbital interaction between the [Ru−aryl]-dominated HOMO of the Ru(II) complexes and the LUMO of the NO+.
© 2011 American Chemical Society. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Organometallics, American Chemical Society. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om200095v].