Template synthesis and theoretical investigation of [CuII 2CuI3K66-Cl)(μ 3-OtBu)12]: The first mixed-valence copper alkoxide

Reinhart Ahlrichs, Christopher E. Anson, Dieter Fenske*, Oliver Hampe, Alexander Rothenberger, Marek Sierka

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A prismatic prison for chloride: Partial disproportionation of CuCl during the reaction with KOtBu leads to the formation of a mixed-valence Cu I/CuII alkoxido complex. The trigonal prismatic K 66-Cl) template in the middle of the complex is capped by two [CuII(OtBu)3]- and three [Cu I(OtBu)3]- units (see picture, Cl green, Cu light blue, K yellow, O red).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4036-4039
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number34
StatePublished - Sep 5 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Copper
  • Density functional calculations
  • Mixed-valence compounds
  • Template synthesis
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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