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Probing the limits of steric constraints in the oligomerization of copper(I) complexes: structures of two sterically congested oligomers

Wycliff, Christina and Bharathi, Saravana D and Samuelson, Ashoka G and Nethaji, Munirathinam (1999) Probing the limits of steric constraints in the oligomerization of copper(I) complexes: structures of two sterically congested oligomers. In: Polyhedron, 18 (7). pp. 949-958.

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Abstract

Oligomeric copper(I) clusters are formed by the insertion reaction of copper(I) aryloxides into heterocumulenes. The effect of varying the steric demands of the heterocumulene and the aryloxy group on the nuclearity of the oligomers formed has been probed. Reactions with copper(I)2-methoxyphenoxide and copper(I)2-methylphenoxide with PhNCS result in the formation of hexameric complexes hexakis[N-phenylimino(aryloxy)methanethiolato copper(I)] 3 and 4 respectively. Single crystal X-ray data confirmed the structure of 3. Similar insertion reactions of CS2 with the copper(I) aryloxides formed by 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol and 2,6-dimethylphenol result in oligomeric copper(I) complexes 7 and 8 having the (aryloxy)thioxanthate ligand. Complex 7 was confirmed to be a tetramer from single crystal X-ray crystallography. Reactions carried out with 2-mercaptopyrimidine, which has ligating properties similar to N-alkylimino(aryloxy)methanethiolate, result in the formation of an insoluble polymeric complex 11. The fluorescence spectra of oligomeric complexes are helpful in determining their nuclearity. Ir has been shown that a decrease in the steric requirements of either the heterocumulene or aryloxy parts of the ligand can compensate for steric constraints acid facilitate oligomerization. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Copper(I);Aryloxide;Heterocumulene;Oligomeric structures; Fluoresence
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 09:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 09:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38734

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