An unusual eta-2 nitrosyl ligand

The structure of Ru3Pt(mu-H)(eta-2-NO)(CO)10P-iPr3 shows a highly unusual "activated" nitrosyl group with a very long N-O distance of 1.365(6)A. The corresponding nitrido cluster is also formed in the same reaction.

See: L. J. Farrugia, D. Ellis and A. M. Senior in "The Synergy Between Dynamics and Reactivity at Clusters and Surfaces" Ed. L. J. Farrugia, 1995 p 141-157.