Dinuclear Copper(I) Thiolate Complexes with a Bridging Noninnocent PNP Ligand

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  • Dr. Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt,

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    1. Supramolecular & Homogeneous Catalysis Group van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5255604
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  • Dr. Evgeny A. Pidko,

    1. Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
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  • Dr. Richard C. Bauer,

    1. Supramolecular & Homogeneous Catalysis Group van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5255604
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  • Dr. Yann Gloaguen,

    1. Supramolecular & Homogeneous Catalysis Group van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5255604
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  • Mark K. Rong,

    1. Supramolecular & Homogeneous Catalysis Group van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Fax: (+31) 20-5255604
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  • Dr. Martin Lutz

    1. Department of Crystal and Structural Chemistry, University of Utrecht, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht (The Netherlands)
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Abstract

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Noninnocent, but not guilty: The versatile PNPtBu scaffold acts as a noninnocent, pseudobridging ligand toward CuX (ratio 1:2), resulting in a 1D-coordination chain. Ligand dearomatization by using base and subsequent addition of thiols leads to the unique, asymmetrically substituted, dinuclear Cu species with reactive Br coligands and the versatile PNPtBu ligand that bridges the two Cu centers (see scheme).

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