Reduction of copper (II) complexes of tripodal ligands by nitric oxide and trinitrosation of the ligands
Sarma, M.; Kalita, A.; Kumar, P.; Singh, A.; Mondal, B.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 132(23): 7846-7847
ISSN/ISBN: 1520-5126 PMID: 20491439 DOI: 10.1021/ja102279c
The copper(II) centers in two copper(II) complexes of tripodal amine ligands, in acetonitrile solvent, upon exposure to nitric oxide have been found to produce a thermally unstable [Cu(II)-NO] intermediate followed by the reduction of copper(II) to copper(I). This reduction resulted in the concomitant trinitrosation of the ligands at their terminal amine centers.