By using molecular oxygen bis(μ-oxo)dicopper(III) complexes can be produced from Cu1 complexes with ligand L(X) (L(X) = p-substituted N-ethyl- N-[2-(2-pyridyl)ethyl]-2-phenylethylamine; X = OMe, Me, H, Cl, NO2) in which the benzylic position of the ligand is activated and hydroxylated by the Cu2O2 core (see reaction scheme). Detailed characterization of this new C-H bond activation reaction by the bis(μ-oxo)dicopper(III) core reveals important information on the fundamental chemistry underlying copper monooxygenase reactivity.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - 17 Jan 2000|
- C-H activation
- O ligands
- O-O activation