Aryl C-H activation by CuII to form an organometallic aryl-CuIII species: A novel twist on copper disproportionation

Xavi Ribas, Deanne A. Jackson, Bruno Donnadieu, José Mahía, Teodor Parella, Raül Xifra, Britt Hedman, Keith O. Hodgson, Antoni Llobet, T. Daniel P. Stack

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    Simple triazamacrocyclic ligands react with copper(II) salts under mild conditions to give the products of intramolecular aryl C-H activation and metal disproportionation [Eq. (1)]. The novel organometallic CuIII complexes thus formed are stable under protic conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2991-2994
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2002


    • C-H activation
    • Copper
    • Macrocyclic ligands
    • X-ray absorption

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