Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of the copper(I) dicarboxylic acid complex [Cu(η1-bdoaH)(PPh3)3] (bdoaH2 = benzene-1,2- dioxyacetic acid)
Deveraux, M., McCann, M., Cronin, J. F., Cardin, C., Convery, M. and Quillet, V. (1994) Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of the copper(I) dicarboxylic acid complex [Cu(η1-bdoaH)(PPh3)3] (bdoaH2 = benzene-1,2- dioxyacetic acid). Polyhedron, 13 (15-16). pp. 2359-2366. ISSN 0277-5387
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The copper(II) complex [Cu(bdoa)(H2O)2] (bdoaH2 = benzene-1,2-dioxyacetic acid) reacts with triphenylphosphine (1:4 mol ratio) to give the colourless copper(I) complex [Cu(η1-bdoaH)(PPh3)3] (1) in good yield. The X-ray crystal structure of the complex shows the copper atom at the centre of a distorted tetrahedron, and is ligated by the phosphorus atoms of the three triphenylphosphines and one carboxylate oxygen atom of the bdoaH− ligand. Significant intermolecular hydrogen-bonding exists between the pendant carboxylate OH function of one molecule and the uncoordinated “ketonic” oxygen of a neighbouring molecule. Complex 1 is non-conducting in chloroform but ionizes readily in acetonitrile. The cyclic voltammogram of an acetonitrile solution of 1 shows a single irreversible anodic peak for the oxidation of the PPh3 ligands and the copper(I) centre, and a single irreversible cathodic peak for the reduction of the bdoaH− ion. IR and mass spectral data for 1 are given.
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