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A structural study of dithizone coordination chemistry

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Abstract

Dithizone, since its discovery in 1878, has become essential in colorimetric assays for numerous transition metal ions. However, despite it being a vital reagent its coordination chemistry is not fully understood. Here we give insight into the binary complexes of dithizone, which contain two different metal ions, and the secondary complexes with Cu(II) which can either involve reduction of the metal ion or double deprotonation of dithizone giving the self-assembled [(H-DPTC)8Cu8] and [(DPTC)4Cu4] species respectively.

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The article was received on 26 Mar 2017, accepted on 01 Jun 2017 and first published on 02 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00580F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 3414-3419
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    A structural study of dithizone coordination chemistry

    C. R. Rice, R. A. Faulkner, R. A. Jewsbury, S. Bullock and R. Dunmore, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 3414
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00580F

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