I am grateful to Dr. Steven Bertz (Lonza Inc.) for stimulating our interest in this problem and to Dr. Gernot Frenking (Marburg) for many helpful discussions on the use of ab initio calculations for treating copper complexes.
Elusiveness of CuIII Complexation; Preference for Trifluoromethyl Oxidation in the Formation of [CuI(CF3)4]− Salts†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1995 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 34, Issue 1, pages 80–81, January 16, 1995
How to Cite
Snyder, J. P. (1995), Elusiveness of CuIII Complexation; Preference for Trifluoromethyl Oxidation in the Formation of [CuI(CF3)4]− Salts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 34: 80–81. doi: 10.1002/anie.199500801
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 4 AUG 1994
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAY 1994
- ab initio calculations;
- copper compounds;
- electronic structure
Where are the electrons in copper complexes with a formal CuIII oxidation state? Ab initio calculations suggest cuprate 1 to contain a d10 Cu1 metal atom and the average of one CF and three CF groups. Assignment of oxidation numbers based on consideration of the metal center alone can be misleading.