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Coinage Metal Complexes of MOP-Phosphonites

DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201700371 DOI Help

Authors: James T. Fleming (Newcastle University) , Paul G. Waddell (Newcastle University) , Michael R. Probert (Newcastle University) , William Clegg (Newcastle University) , Lee J. Higham (Newcastle University)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: European Journal Of Inorganic Chemistry , PAGES 2837-2844

State: Published (Approved)
Published: April 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 6749

Abstract: Chiral MOP-phosphonites containing two phenoxy substituents (S)-1a/(R)-1b, a biphenoxy group (S)-2a/(R)-2b or the 3,3'-dimethylbiphenoxy group (S)-3a/(R)-3b, have been coordinated to the coinage metals. Six [Au(LP)Cl] complexes have been prepared and five characterised by X-ray crystallography, as has the complex [Au((S)-3a)2]SbF6. Six [Ag(LP)OTf] complexes were synthesised, studied by VT NMR and, in the case of [Ag((R)-2b)OTf], by X-ray crystallography. Six [Cu(LP)(MeCN)2]PF6 complexes were prepared: [Cu((R)-3b)(MeCN)2]PF6 was characterised crystallographically, as was the decomposition product [Cu((S)-1a)(O2PF2)]2.

Journal Keywords: coordination modes; Pi interactions; Ligand effects

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction