T-Shaped Cationic Cu(I) Complexes with Hemilabile PNP-Type Ligands

J.I. Vlugt, van der, E.A. Pidko, D. Vogt, M. Lutz, A.L. Spek, A. Meetsma

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The versatile coordination behavior of the PNP ligands 1A (2,6-bis[(di-tert-butylphosphino)methyl]pyridine) and 1B (2,6-bis[(diphenylphosphino)methyl]pyridine) to CuI is described, whereby a hemilabile interaction of the pyridine N-donor atom to the copper center resulted in a rare T-shaped complex with 1A, while with 1B also a tetracoordinated species could be isolated. Theoretical calculations support the weak interaction of the pyridine N donor in 1A with the Cu center
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4442-4444
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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