Carboxylate-enhanced reactivity in the oxygenation of copper flavonolate complexes

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The oxygenolytic cleavage of flavonolate coordinated to copper(II) with the auxiliary ligand 3,3′-iminobis(N,N-dimethyl-propylamine), [Cu II(fla)(idpa)]ClO4, is enhanced by the addition of acetate and benzoate. Monodentate coordination of the flavonolate forced by the carboxylate ligands is believed to be the reason for the higher reaction rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2003


  • Copper
  • Dioxygen
  • Dioxygenation
  • Model
  • Quercetinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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