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Issue 51, 2013
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Grid–double-helicate interconversion

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An interconversion between a binuclear CuI double helicate and a tetranuclear CuII grid is reported. The passage from the CuI double helicate to the CuII grid occurs through oxidation of CuI into CuII or through displacement of CuI by CuII. The conversion of the CuII grid into the CuI double helicate occurs through treatment of the grid with triflic acid, reduction of CuII with ascorbic acid, and neutralization with triethylamine. During the studies, in order to ascertain the structure of CuI complexes, a heteroleptic binuclear CuI double helicate was generated.

Graphical abstract: Grid–double-helicate interconversion

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The article was received on 29 Nov 2012, accepted on 10 Apr 2013 and first published on 20 May 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC38580A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 5733-5735

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    Grid–double-helicate interconversion

    A. Stadler, C. Burg, J. Ramírez and J. Lehn, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5733
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC38580A

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