Marion Kerscher

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Copper(II) complexes of bispidines (bispidine = tetra-, penta-, or hexadentate ligand, based on the 3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane backbone) display several isomeric forms. Depending on the substitution pattern of the bispidine and the type of coligands used, the structure elongates along one of the three potential Jahn-Teller axes. In an effort to develop a(More)
Two structural forms of the tetradentate bispidine ligand (3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane, pyridine-substituted at C2 and C4), coordinated to CuI, are known: a pentacoordinate square pyramidal structure with an acetonitrile completing the coordination sphere, and a tetracoordinate distorted tetrahedral structure, where one of the pyridine groups is(More)
Oxoiron(IV) species have been found to act as the oxidants in the catalytic cycles of several mononuclear nonheme iron enzymes that activate dioxygen. To gain insight into the factors that govern the oxidative reactivity of such complexes, a series of five synthetic S = 1 [Fe(IV)(O)(L(N5))](2+) complexes has been characterized with respect to their(More)
Copper(I) and copper(II) complexes of two mononucleating and four dinucleating tetradentate ligands with a bispidine backbone (2,4-substituted (2-pyridyl or 4-methyl-2-pyridyl) 3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanone) have been prepared and analyzed structurally, spectroscopically, and electrochemically. The structures of the copper chromophores are square(More)
The hexadentate bispidine-based ligand 2,4-bis(2-pyridyl)-3,7-bis(2-methylenepyridine)-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane-9-on-1,5-bis(carbonic acid methyl ester), L(6m), with four pyridine and two tertiary amine donors, based on a very rigid diazaadamantane-derived backbone, is coordinated to a range of metal ions. On the basis of experimental and computed(More)
A new tridentate N3 ligand (TMG3tach) consisting of cis,cis-1,3,5-triaminocyclohexane (tach) and three N,N,N',N'-tetramethylguanidino (TMG) groups has been developed to prepare copper complexes with a tetrahedral geometry and a labile coordination site. Treatment of the ligand with CuIIX2 (X = Cl and Br) gave copper(II)-halide complexes, [CuII(TMG3tach)Cl]+(More)
The copper(II)-assisted condensation of 2,3,2-tet (3,7-diazanonane-1,9-diamine) with formaldehyde and cyclopentanone yields the mono- and bis-macrocyclic Mannich condensation products L(1) and L(2), as well as the Schiff-base product L(3), all with cyclam-type tetraaza macrocycles, coordinated to copper(II). The combination of molecular mechanics and EPR(More)
The mechanism of cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) reactions has been examined by experimental and computational methods. We provide a rationale for the ubiquity of the N-aryl group in these reactions. The aryl substituent stabilizes two intermediates and the high-energy transition state that connects them, which together represent the rate-determining(More)