Title

Neutral Metal Complex in an Ionic Pocket: Synthesis, Physicochemical Properties and X-ray Structure of a Copper(II) Complex Containing Neutral as Well as Cationic Dafone Ligands and Dafonium Perchlorate

Abstract

A neutral copper complex flanked by two protonated 4,5-diazafluoren-9-one (dafone, 1) ligands which are H-bonded with water molecules and perchlorate anions has been structurally and electrochemically characterized. The capped copper compound remains intact in solution, exhibiting a reversible Cu(II)/Cu(I) couple although undergoing a deformation along the Cu-N(2) axis and can serve as a good model of ionic pockets with metal active sites in some metalloproteins. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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