Minimization of organocuprate complexity through self-organization: remarkable orientation effect in mixed cuprate complexes. Academic Article uri icon


  • They "know" where to go: a powerful orientation effect has been observed in complexes of mixed organocuprates [R(T)R(NT)CuLi] and substrates with C-C, C-N, and C-S double bonds (see scheme; Th=thienyl). The preferred geometry of the intermediate complex sets up the facile addition of R(T) to the double bond, rather than addition of the "dummy ligand", R(NT) .

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Bertz, S. H., Hardin, R. A., Murphy, M. D., Ogle, C. A., Richter, J. D., & Thomas, A. A.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Bertz, Steven H||Hardin, Richard A||Murphy, Michael D||Ogle, Craig A||Richter, Joshua D||Thomas, Andy A

publication date

  • January 2012