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98% 1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-μ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II)
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1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-μ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II) Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C62H42O6Ru2
Molecular Weight 1085.15
Appearance Orange powder or crystals
Melting Point 223-227 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O Soluble in polar organic solvents
Exact Mass 1088.108 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 1086.107 g/mol

1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-μ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II) Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3

About 1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-μ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II)

1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-µ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II), or Shvo's Catalyst, is one of numerous organoruthenium complexes manufactured by American Elements under the trade name AE Organometallics™. Organometallics are useful reagents, catalysts, and precursor materials with applications in thin film deposition, industrial chemistry, pharmaceuticals, LED manufacturing, and others. American Elements supplies organometallic compounds in most volumes including bulk quantities and also can produce materials to customer specifications. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher) and to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades, Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades. Please request a quote above for more information on pricing and lead time.

1-Hydroxytetraphenylcyclopentadienyl(tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-one)-μ-hydrotetracarbonyldiruthenium(II) Synonyms

2,4-Cyclopentadien-1-one, 2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-, ruthenium complex, Tetracarbonyl-μ-hydro[(1,2,3,4,5-H)-1-hydroxylato-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl][(1,2,3,4,5-H)-1-hydroxy-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl]diruthenium

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula C62H42O6Ru2
MDL Number MFCD03840556
EC No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16218214
IUPAC Name carbon monoxide; ruthenium; ruthenium monohydride; 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopenta-2,4-dien-1-one; 2,3,4,5-tetraphenylcyclopentan-1-ol
SMILES [C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].[C-]#[O+].C1=CC=C(C=C1)C2=C(C(=O)C(=C2C3=CC=CC=C3)C4=CC=CC=C4)C5=CC=CC=C5.C1=CC=C(C=C1)[C]2[C]([C]([C]([C]2C3=CC=CC=C3)O)C4=CC=CC=C4)C5=CC=CC=C5.[RuH].[Ru]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C29H21O.C29H20O.4CO.2Ru.H/c2*30-29-27(23-17-9-3-10-18-23)25(21-13-5-1-6-14-21)26(22-15-7-2-8-16-22)28(29)24-19-11-4-12-20-24;4*1-2;;;/h1-20,30H;1-20H;;;;;;;

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Ruthenium products. Ruthenium (atomic symbol: Ru, atomic number: 44) is a Block D, Group 8, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 101.07. Ruthenium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of ruthenium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 15, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d7 5s1. The ruthenium atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. Ruthenium was discovered by Jędrzej Śniadecki in 1807. It was first recognized as a distinct element by Karl Ernst Claus in 1844. Elemental RutheniumIn its elemental form, ruthenium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Ruthenium is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of metals. It is found in pentlandite, pyroxenite, and platinum group metal ores. The name Ruthenium originates from the Latin word "Ruthenia," meaning Russia.

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