A mononuclear alkylperoxocopper(II) complex as a reaction intermediate in the oxidation of the methyl group of the supporting ligand

Masayasu Mizuno, Kaoru Honda, Jaeheung Cho, Hideki Furutachi, Takehiko Tosha, Takahiro Matsumoto, Shuhei Fujinami, Teizo Kitagawa, Masatatsu Suzuki

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Stepwise down : Reaction of[Cu(Me2-tpa)]+ (tpa = bis(6-methyl-2-pyridylmethyl) (2-pyridylmethyl)amine) with H2O 2 results in regioselective oxidation of a methyl group of the Me2-tpa ligand to produce an alkylperoxocopper(II) complex [Cu(Me-tpa-CH2OO)]+ as a reaction intermediate, which undergoes further decomposition to give aldehyde and alcohol copper(I) complexes as well as alkoxo- and carboxylatocopper(II) complexes (see scheme; blue N, green Cu, red O). (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6911-6914
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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