Crystal structure of {(but-3-en-1-yl) bis[(pyridin-2-yl) methyl]amine-κ3N,N′,N″}dichlorido-copper(II) diethyl ether hemisolvate

Katherine A. Bussey, Jennifer R. Connell, Annie R. McGlone, Margaret E. Mraz, Kayode D. Oshin, Tomislav Pintauer, Allen G. Oliver, S. Parkin

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The five-coordinate CuII atom in the title complex [CuCl2(C16H19N3)]·-0.5C4H10O, adopts a near-ideal square-pyramidal geometry (τ-5 = 0.01). The apical Cu - Cl distance is 0.2626 (6) Å longer than the basal Cu - Cl distance. Weak C - H⋯Cl interactions between pyridine rings and the Cl atoms of adjacent complex molecules are present. The solvent molecule, located on a twofold rotation axis, is situated in the voids of this arrangement. Copper atoms coordinated by tridentate nitrogen-containing ligands have been found to be excellent promoters of Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Atom Transfer Radical Addition (ATRA) reactions
  • Crystal structure
  • Five-coordinate copper(II) complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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