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Solid state structural and solution studies on the formation of a flexible cavity for anions by copper(I) and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane

Saravanabharathi, D and Monika, * and Venugopalan, Paloth and Samuelson, Ashoka G (2002) Solid state structural and solution studies on the formation of a flexible cavity for anions by copper(I) and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane. In: Polyhedron, 21 (23). pp. 2433-2443.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-5387(02)01189-0

Abstract

Copper(l) complexes of 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe) with a stoichiometry Cu-2(dppe)(3)(X)(2) [X- = CN- (1), SCN- (2), NO3- (3)] are obtained from direct reactions of CuX and dppe. The complexes are structurally and spectroscopically (NMR and IR) characterized. The structure of the [Cu-2(dPPe)(3)](2+) dication is similar to the structural motif observed in many other complexes with a chelating dppe and a bridging dppe connecting two copper centers. In complexes 1 -3, the anions are confined to the cavity formed by the phosphines which force a monodentate coordination mode despite the predominant bidentate/bridging character of the anions. The coordination angles rather than the thermochemical radii dictate the steric requirement of anions. While the solution behavior of 3, with nitrate, is similar to complexes studied earlier, complexes with pseudohalides exhibit new solution behavior. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Copper(I);Anions;Dppe;Coordination mode;Solid state structures
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 06:52
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 06:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39404

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