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Trinuclear copper(II) pyrazolate compounds: a long story of serendipitous discoveries and rational design

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In the past decade great effort has been put into the development of synthetic strategies to produce trinuclear triangular CuII (TTC) arrays, which may be synthetic analogues of the trinuclear site in ascorbate oxidase and blue oxidase. A large number of scientific contributions have been dedicated to the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of TTC arrays. In contrast, only a small number of studies deal with their possible applications. As a consequence, systematic studies describing their reactivity are very rare and the few existing models can only partially explain how structural and molecular parameters influence their reactivity and their possible uses and applications. This contribution reports a summary of all experimental results related to the Cu33-OH)(μ-pz)3 core (pz = unsubstituted pyrazolate). We describe here all species, distinguishing them according to whether they are neutral, cationic or anionic, as well as their main structural features, the synthetic procedures employed for their production, their reactivity toward nucleophiles and strong acids and, finally, their possible and perspective applications.

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The article was received on 02 Jan 2017, accepted on 02 Feb 2017 and first published on 02 Feb 2017


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00009J
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 1701-1720
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    Trinuclear copper(II) pyrazolate compounds: a long story of serendipitous discoveries and rational design

    L. Pandolfo and C. Pettinari, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 1701
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00009J

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