Electronic Structure of Copper Corroles. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ground state electronic structure of copper corroles has been a topic of debate and revision since the advent of corrole chemistry. Computational studies formulate neutral Cu corroles with an antiferromagnetically coupled Cu(II) corrole radical cation ground state. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, EPR, and magnetometry support this assignment. For comparison, Cu(II) isocorrole and [TBA][Cu(CF3)4] were studied as authentic Cu(II) and Cu(III) samples, respectively. In addition, the one-electron reduction and one-electron oxidation processes are both ligand-based, demonstrating that the Cu(II) centre is retained in these derivatives. These observations underscore ligand non-innocence in copper corrole complexes.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 10

author list (cited authors)

  • Lemon, C. M., Huynh, M., Maher, A. G., Anderson, B. L., Bloch, E. D., Powers, D. C., & Nocera, D. G.

citation count

  • 75

complete list of authors

  • Lemon, Christopher M||Huynh, Michael||Maher, Andrew G||Anderson, Bryce L||Bloch, Eric D||Powers, David C||Nocera, Daniel G

publication date

  • February 2016