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Keywords:

  • atom transfer;
  • bioinorganic chemistry;
  • copper;
  • N ligands;
  • sulfur
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Side on: Elemental sulfur (S8) reacts with a tridentate chelate (MePY2)math image copper(I) compound, generating a side on μ-η22-disulfido bridged complex [{CuII(MePY2)math image}2(S22−)]2+ (see structure: yellow S, green Cu, blue N, gray C); its reactivity towards PPh3, RNC, CO, O2, PhCH2Br, and a tetradentate chelating ligand are described.