Binuclear Ion Containing Nitrogen as a Bridging Group

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Science  19 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3812, pp. 320-322
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3812.320


A binuclear ion ([NH3)5RuN2Ru(NH3)5]5+ is formed by the direct reaction of N2 with an aqueous solution of (NH3)5RuOH22+ at room temperature. The binuclear ion is also formed by the reversible reaction of (NH3)5RuOH22+ with (NH3)5RuN22+. Solid [(NH3)5RuN2Ru(NH3)5] (BF4)4 has been prepared, and its ultraviolet and infrared spectra are reported.