Oxidation and catalytic properties of a binuclear copper(I) complex with a meta-xylyl spacer ligand

Rolando Calero, Andrés Vega, Ana María García, Evgenia Spodine, Jorge Manzur

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Abstract

The oxidation product of the binuclear copper (I) complex Cu2L(CIO4)2 (L = N,N′-bis-(6-methyl-2-pyridil) (2′-pyridyl)methyl m-xylylidene imine) has been isolated and structurally characterised. In the cupric species, [Cu2L(Me-O)2](CIO4)2, the metal centres are bridged by two methoxide groups, and the oxygenation of the xylyl spacer of the hexadentate ligand is not observed. The copper(I) complex was found to be a catalyst for the oxidation of 3,5-ditertbutylcatechol to 3,5-ditertbutyl-o-benzoquinone by molecular oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chilean Chemical Society
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Catalysis
  • Dimeric copper complexes
  • Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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