Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 14:07
How air/water sensitive is dichlorotris(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II)? We already weighed it out in air and put it under nitrogen and it looks okay!
Lori Watson / Earlham College
If I remember right, when it's not in solution it's pretty air stable but not moisture stable.  I'd avoid weighing it out in air during humid days.  I don't think it catches fire or anything--just slowly decomposes.
Thu, 06/19/2008 - 14:30 Permalink
Jason Cooke / Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Canada

 We've just used some [RuCl2(PPh3)3] that had been previously opened in air, closed tightly, and then left on the shelf for 5 years.  It worked fine for us in an experiment we re-started this year.

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 13:19 Permalink