Copper-dioxygen adducts and the side-on peroxo dicopper(II)/bis(mu-oxo) dicopper(III) equilibrium: Significant ligand electronic effects.

The variation of ligand para substituents on pyridyl donor groups of tridentate amine copper(I) complexes was carried out in order to probe electronic effects on the equilibrium between mu-eta2:eta2-(side-on)-peroxo [Cu(II)2(O2(2-))]2+ and bis(mu-oxo) [Cu(III)2(O(2-))2] species formed upon reaction with O2. [Cu(I)(R-PYAN)(MeCN)n]B(C6F5)4 (R-PYAN = N-[2-(4-R… CONTINUE READING