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    • Keywords


      Cu-complex; phenalenyl; radical; X-ray crystallography; Henry reaction.

    • Abstract


      We report the synthesis and characterization of the first transition metal complex of a phenalenylbased ligand. The reaction of Cu(OAc)2.H2O with 9-𝑁-methylamino-1-𝑁'$-methylimino-phenalene (LH) in 1:1 stoichiometric ratio results in the formation of a mononuclear copper complex [LCu(OAc)] (1). The molecular structure of 1 was established by X-ray crystallography. The electrochemistry of 1 indicates the formation of an anionic radical by one electron reduction into the non-bonding molecular orbital of the phenalenyl system. The complex 1 efficiently catalyses the C-C bond forming Henry reaction.

    • Author Affiliations


      Arup Mukherjee1 Tamal K Sen1 Swadhin K Mandal1 Daniel Kratzert2 Dietmar Stalke2 Alexander Döring2 Carola Schulzke3

      1. Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata, Mohanpur 741252, India
      2. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Tammannstr. 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
      3. School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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