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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2013, Article ID 179356, 4 pages
Research Article

Molecular Structure of 1,2-Dibenzoyl-1′,2′,3′,4′,5′-pentamethylruthenocene Dioxime Hydrochloride

Institute of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck, Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Innrain 80–82, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 29 April 2013; Accepted 3 October 2013

Academic Editors: M. Du, L. R. Gomes, and A. M. Romerosa-Nievas

Copyright © 2013 Stefan Vanicek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The dioxime of 1,2-dibenzoylpentamethylruthenocene is synthesized from its parent diketone and hydroxylamine under standard basic conditions. The slightly air-sensitive product is crystallized in the form of its monohydrochloride. The solid-state structure is the first example of a dioxime monohydrochloride showing a typical metallocene core with peripheral intramolecular N–H–N and O–H–Cl hydrogen bonding.