Li4Ru2OCl10.10H2O: Crystal structure, magnetic properties and bonding interactions in ruthenium-oxo complexes

Ranuri S. Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage, Madalynn Marshall, Tai Kong, Weiwei Xie

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The results of the structural determination, magnetic characterization, and theoretical calculations of a new ruthenium-oxo complex, Li4[Ru2OCl10].10H2O, are presented. Single crystals were grown using solvent methods and the crystal structure was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Li4[Ru2OCl10].10H2O crystallizes into a low-symmetry triclinic structure (P1) due to the much smaller Li+ cation compared to K+ cation in the tetragonal complex K4[Ru2OCl10].H2O. The X-ray photoelectron spectra confirm only the single valent Ru4+ in Li4[Ru2OCl10].10H2O even though two distinct Ru sites exist in the crystal structure. Magnetic measurements reveal the diamagnetic property of Li4[Ru2OCl10].10H2O with unpaired electrons existing on Ru4+. Furthermore, the molecular orbital analysis matches well with the observed UV and magnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-891
Number of pages8
JournalActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • Bonding interactions
  • Crystal structure
  • Magnetic properties
  • Ruthenium-oxo complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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