Rare and unexpected coordination to copper( ii ) by a tertiary amide in a macrocyclic ligand Academic Article uri icon


  • Incorporation of a tertiary amide donor within the framework of a C(2)-symmetric analogue of 1,4,7-triazacyclononane derived from L-valine results in the isolation of a very rare example of a classical Werner copper(II) complex in which tertiary amide coordination occurs; despite the monomeric nature of the complex in the solid state, frozen solution EPR studies reveal the presence of a triplet ground state consistent with a dimeric species.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sibbons, K. F., Al-Hashimi, M., Motevalli, M., Wolowska, J., & Watkinson, M.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • January 2004