A merged copper(I/II) cluster isolated from Glaser coupling

  title={A merged copper(I/II) cluster isolated from Glaser coupling},
  author={Si-qi Zhang and Liang Zhao},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
Ubiquitous copper-oxygen species are pivotal in enabling multifarious oxidation reactions in biological and chemical transformations. We herein construct a macrocycle-protected mixed-valence cluster [( t BuC≡CCuI 3)-(μ2-OH)-CuII] by merging a copper acetylide cluster with a copper-oxygen moiety formed in Glaser coupling. This merged Cu(I/II) cluster shows remarkably strong oxidation capacity, whose reduction potential is among the most positive for Cu(II) and even comparable with some Cu(III… CONTINUE READING