Enhanced reactivity of copper catalysts for olefin aziridination by manipulation of ligand denticity

J. A. Halfen, D. C. Fox, M. P. Mehn, L. Que

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Abstract

A key requirement for the generation of active copper catalyts for olefin aziridination has been identified by examination of a copper(II) complex supported by a new tridentate, mer-coordinating, pyridyl-appended diazacyclooctane ligand. Combined structural, spectroscopic, and electrochemical studies suggest that the high catalytic reactivity of complex 4 (shown) is rooted in facile access to an equatorial coordination site, occupied by a labile trifluoroacetate ligand in its X-ray crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5060-5061
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2001

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