International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Hemilability of ether-phosphine in ruthenium(II) complexes: 31P{1H}-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), fast atom bombardment-mass spectroscopy (FAB-MS) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (EXAF) to confirm the open-closed behavior

Ismail Warad1*, Rawhi Al-Far2, Saud Al-Resayes1, Ahmed Boshaala1 and BelkheirHammouti3
  1Department of Chemistry AN-Najah National University, P. O. Box 7, Nablus Palestine Territories. 1Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. 2Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences and I.T., Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Salt 19117, Jordan. 3LCAE-URAC18, Faculté des Sciences, Université Mohammed Ier B.P. 717, 60000 Oujda, Morocco.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 November 2011
  •  Published: 30 November 2011



The hemilability of the ether-phosphine ligand [Ph2PCH2CH2OMe] was recorded during complexes 1 and 2 synthesis. The structures of both 1 and 2 have been deduced from elemental analysis, IR, EXAF, FAB-mass spectrometry, 1H, 13C{1H} and 31P{1H} NMR spectroscopy. One of the chloride atoms in 1 was abstracted using AgOTf reagent to prepare the mono-cationic O-Ru-P closed 2. By treatment complex 2 with excess amount of NH4Cl in 2-propanol complex 1 was re-prepared. FAB-MS, EXAF and 31P{1H}-NMR served to monitor the hemilability of the ether-phosphine in 1 and 2 at RT.


Key words: Ru(II) complexes, ether-phosphine, single crystal, hemilability.