Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 10, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Ligand and electronic effects on copper–arylnitroso self-assembly

Author affiliations


A series of complexes were prepared by self-assembly of copper(I) precursors and arylnitroso species. The nature of the copper(I) supporting ligand (bi-, tri- or tetradentate as well as secondary vs. tertiary amine donors) and the electronic nature of the arylnitroso species (electron-donating or withdrawing substituents) were varied. The stoichiometry of the reaction, the topology and the electronic properties of the adducts were characterized by means of UV-vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and DFT methods. The more electron-rich ligands and the more electron-poor arylnitroso species lead to an inner-sphere electron-transfer and formation of copper(II)–(arylnitrosyl radical) complexes, with a linkage topology that depends on the denticity of the supporting ligand. These results provide a canvas by which the products of similar self-assembled redox reactions can be predicted.

Graphical abstract: Ligand and electronic effects on copper–arylnitroso self-assembly

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 21 Feb 2018, accepted on 27 Mar 2018 and first published on 20 Apr 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00894A
New J. Chem., 2018,42, 7758-7764

  •   Request permissions

    Ligand and electronic effects on copper–arylnitroso self-assembly

    F. Effaty, J. Zsombor-Pindera, A. Kazakova, B. Girard, M. S. Askari and X. Ottenwaelder, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 7758
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00894A

Search articles by author