Bound and non-bound tetracyanoethylene radical anion (TCNE.-) in copper(I) triphenylphosphine complexes. The crystal structures of Cu(TCNE)(PPh3)3, [-(CN)Cu(PPh3) 2(TCNE)Cu(PPh3)2-]n and [(PPh 3)3Cu(CN)Cu(PPh3)3] [TCNE]

Marilyn M. Olmstead, Gábor Speier, Lajos Szabó

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Abstract

The reaction of the copper(II) complex [Cu(TCNE)]n with triphenylphosphine yields three different modes of incorporation of TCNE .- into the products Cu(TCNE)(PPh3)3 1, [-(CN)Cu(PPh3)2(TCNE)Cu(PPh3) 2-]n 2 and [(PPh3)3Cu(CN)Cu(PPh 3)3] [TCNE] 3. In 1, the TCNE.- in 2, trans-N-bound TCNE.- bridges alternate with CN bridges to produce a polymeric structure, and in 3 the TCNE.- is un-coordinated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994

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  • Molecular Medicine

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