Chlorocyclopentadienyl bis (triphenylphosphine) ruthenium (II)

Chlorocyclopentadienyl bis (triphenylphosphine) ruthenium (II) is a kind of orange crystal with around 13.09% ruthenium. It is mainly used in the coupling reactions.

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Chlorocyclopentadienyl bis (triphenylphosphine) ruthenium (II) is a kind of orange crystal with around 13.09% ruthenium. It is mainly used in the coupling reactions.






Palladium Content


Cas No.


Brand Name



Chemical Accelerator


orange crystal


1 gram

Country of origin

China (Mainland)

Supply ability

More than 1 ton a month

Molecular weight:



Coupling reaction
Packing: can be packed according to user requirements (gram level to kilogram level)


ensitive to air and humidity.



Chlorocyclopentadienylbis(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II), also known as RuCl(C5H5)(PPh3)2 or commonly referred to as RuCl or simply ruthenium, is a unique and versatile chemical compound with a broad range of applications. As a leading manufacturer of fine chemicals in China, we are proud to offer our customers high-quality ruthenium products of various specifications, serving industries such as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and materials science.



RuCl is a ruthenium(II) compound with a molecular weight of 761.11. It is a reddish-brown powder and is soluble in nonpolar solvents such as toluene, ether, and chloroform. RuCl is unstable in the presence of air and water, but it can be easily handled in an inert atmosphere. The product has a melting point of 217-219 °C and is decomposed at temperatures above 220 °C.


Applications in Pharmaceuticals

RuCl has attracted significant attention in the field of pharmaceuticals, where it is used as a catalyst for various chemical reactions. For example, it can be used in the synthesis of a wide range of organic compounds, including biologically active molecules, pharmaceutical intermediates, and fine chemicals. In addition, RuCl has been shown to display high antitumor activity and can be used in the development of novel anticancer drugs. 


Applications in Agrochemicals

RuCl is also widely used in the field of agrochemicals, where it has shown promising catalytic activity in the synthesis of organophosphorus insecticides. It can be used as a catalyst in the addition of alkylphosphonates to olefins, resulting in the formation of various phosphonates, a key precursor in the synthesis of these insecticides. Furthermore, RuCl has been reported to display fungicidal activity, making it a potential candidate for use in the formulation of fungicides.


Applications in Materials Science

RuCl has also been found to have excellent catalytic activity in a variety of organic reactions, making it an ideal candidate for use in materials science. In particular, it has been shown to be an effective catalyst for olefin metathesis, which is crucial for the synthesis of polymers, such as polyolefins, and other advanced materials. Furthermore, RuCl has been shown to have remarkable photochemical properties, allowing it to act as a sensitizer in photocatalytic reactions. 

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