Simple ligand modifications as a key to playing with the stability of Cu(I), Cu(II), and Cu(III) organometallic complexes

Albert Poater, Luigi Cavallo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Elusive Cu(III) organometallic complexes are extremely attractive intermediates in catalysis. Using a computational approach, we show that C-X activation by some Cu(I) complexes to yield Cu(III) intermediates is actually feasible, although ligands of appropriate structure must be used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2340-2342
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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