Organocuprate(III) chemistry: synthesis and reactivity of amido, cyano, phosphido and thiolato ate complexes of copper(III). Academic Article uri icon


  • Lithium tetramethylcuprate(III) 1 reacts readily at -100 degrees C with appropriate sources of H(+) or X(+) (X = Br, I) to remove a methyl and in some cases incorporate the counterion (e.g., arylthio or cyano) to give stable complexes. These derivatives can in turn serve as starting materials for other Cu(III) complexes.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Bertz, S. H., Murphy, M. D., Ogle, C. A., & Thomas, A. A

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Bertz, Steven H||Murphy, Michael D||Ogle, Craig A||Thomas, Andy A

publication date

  • February 2010