Electron transfer from hexameric copper hydrides

Michael S. Eberhart, Jack R. Norton, Ashley Zuzek, Wesley Sattler, Serge Ruccolo

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The octahedral core of 84-electron LCuH hexamers does not dissociate appreciably in solution, although their hydride ligands undergo rapid intramolecular rearrangement. The single-electron transfer proposed as an initial step in the reaction of these hexamers with certain substrates has been observed by stopped-flow techniques when [(Ph3P)CuH]6 is treated with a pyridinium cation. The same radical cation has been prepared by the oxidation of [(Ph3P)CuH]6 with Cp* 2Fe+ and its reversible formation observed by cyclic voltammetry; its UV-vis spectrum has been confirmed by spectroelectrochemistry. The 48-electron trimer [(dppbz)CuH]3 has been prepared by use of the chelating ligand 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)benzene (dppbz).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17262-17265
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number46
StatePublished - Nov 20 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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