Effects of a side chain aromatic ring on the reactivity of copper(I) complexes with dioxygen

Yuichi Shimazaki, Takeo Nogami, Fumito Tani, Akira Odani, Osamu Yamauchi

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Stabilization of the bis(μ-oxo)dicopper(III) intermediate is achieved by using a bidentate N-donor ligand with pendent indole rings: N,N-bis[(3-indolyl)methyl]N-[(2′-pyridyl)methyl]amine (BIP). The intermediate decomposes to give products arising from N-dealkylation and a product with a spiro ring composed of two indole rings (see scheme). This latter product probably results from a radical-coupling reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3859-3862
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2001


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