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Revealing the reduction process of Cu(ii) by sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide

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The mechanistic investigation of copper-catalysed transformations has been an important and fundamental task. Herein, we report via XAS and EPR spectroscopy that the sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide could reduce Cu(II) to a Cu(I) species serving as an electron donor. XAS spectroscopy demonstrates that the newly formed Cu(I) species is the Cu[N(TMS)2]2Na ate complex, in which the nitrogen atoms coordinate with copper linearly.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the reduction process of Cu(ii) by sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide

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Submitted
12 Apr 2019
Accepted
07 Jun 2019
First published
10 Jun 2019

Faraday Discuss., 2019,220, 105-112
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Revealing the reduction process of Cu(II) by sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide

D. Yang, H. Yi, H. Chen, X. Qi, Y. Lan, C. Pao, J. Lee, H. Zhang, Y. Chen and A. Lei, Faraday Discuss., 2019, 220, 105
DOI: 10.1039/C9FD00034H

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