Unexpected structural similarity between the chlorocopper(I) unit and the methyllithium and phenyllithium units. First complexes between (-)-sparteine and copper(I) chloride: synthesis and structural characterisation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2004

Two complexes containing copper(I) chloride and (-)-sparteine (spa), namely [Cu(2)Cl(2)spa(2)] and [Cu(4)Cl(4)spa(2)], have been synthesised from the above-mentioned constituents in the CuCl: spa ratios 1:1 and 2:1, respectively. Characterisation by means of crystal-structure determination shows [Cu(2)Cl(2)spa(2)] to be a discrete dimer and [Cu(4)Cl(4)spa(2)] a discrete complex with an unusual Cu4Cl4 ladder-type core. An unexpected structural similarity between the chlorocopper(I) unit and the methyllithium and phenyllithium units, respectively, became apparent during a closer inspection of the relevant structures.

methyllithium

(-)-sparteine

chlorocopper(I)

copper(I)

phenylithium

synthesis

crystal structures

Författare

Anna Johansson

Göteborgs universitet

Marcus Vestergren

Göteborgs universitet

Mikael Håkansson

Göteborgs universitet

Björn Gustafsson

Chalmers, Institutionen för material- och ytkemi, Oorganisk kemi

Susan Elisabeth Jagner

Chalmers, Institutionen för material- och ytkemi, Oorganisk kemi

New Journal of Chemistry

1144-0546 (ISSN) 1369-9261 (eISSN)

Vol. 28 1000-1003

Ämneskategorier

Kemi

DOI

10.1039/b402260b