The First Transition Metal Corannulene Complex

Seiders, T.J.; Baldridge, K. K.; O'Connor, J.M.; Siegel, J. S.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1997, 119, 4781.


Reaction of (C5Me5)Ru(NCMe)3+O3SCF3- and corannulene at room temperature gives (n6-corannulene)Ru(C5Me5)+O3SCF3-, the first transition metal complex of corannulene and the first example of n6-metal coordination to a curved polyaromatic hydrocarbon surface.