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Expanding the Size of Organometallic Nanostructures: A Hexanuclear (Cymene)Ru Cylinder with a Length of more than 3 nm

Coordination cages based on organometallic half-sandwich complexes are of interest, because they can display unique structures and host properties. This communication describes the synthesis and structure of a cylindrical nanostructure containing six (p-cymene)Ru-II fragments. The complex was obtained by reaction of [(p-cymene)RuCl2](2) with a novel C-3-symmetrical ligand containing a triarylamine core and three dihydroxypyridine groups in its periphery. ((C) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009)


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