An air-stable [Cu(NHC)(OR)] (R = C(H)(CF3)2) complex for C-H, N-H and S-H bond activation

Sylwia Ostrowska, Pierre Arnaut, David J. Liptrot, Catherine S. J. Cazin, Steven P. Nolan

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The synthesis, isolation and full characterisation of a [Cu(IPr)(OC(H)(CF3)2)] (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) complex are reported. This new Cu(i) complex is a versatile synthon and can activate numerous X-H bonds including C-H, N-H and S-H bonds. [Cu(IPr)(OC(H)(CF3)2)] was investigated as a pre-catalyst in several catalytic reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9126-9129
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number59
Early online date28 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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