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|Molar mass||612.38 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||247 to 250 °C (477 to 482 °F; 520 to 523 K) (decomposes)|
|Slightly, with hydrolysis|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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(Cymene)ruthenium dichloride dimer is the organometallic compound with the formula [(cymene)RuCl2]2. This red-coloured, diamagnetic solid is a reagent in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. The complex is structurally similar to (benzene)ruthenium dichloride dimer.
(Cymene)ruthenium dichloride dimer reacts with Lewis bases to give monometallic adducts:
Such monomers adopt pseudo-octahedral piano-stool structures.
[(cymene)RuCl2]2 is also used to prepare catalysts (by monomerization with dppf) used in borrowing hydrogen catalysis, a catalytic reaction that is based on the activation of alcohols towards nucleophilic attack.
It can also used to prepare other ruthenium—arene complexes.