Copper Complexes with Diazoolefin Ligands and their Photochemical Conversion into Alkenylidene Complexes. Academic Article uri icon


  • Homometallic copper complexes with alkenylidene ligands are discussed as intermediates in catalysis but the isolation of such complexes has remained elusive. Herein, we report the structural characterization of copper complexes with bridging and terminal alkenylidene ligands. The compounds were obtained by irradiation of CuI complexes with N-heterocyclic diazoolefin ligands. The complex with a terminal alkenylidene ligand required isolation in a crystalline matrix, and its structural characterization was enabled by in crystallo photolysis at low temperature.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 19.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Kooij, B., Varava, P., Fadaei-Tirani, F., Scopelliti, R., Pantazis, D. A., Van Trieste, G. P., Powers, D. C., & Severin, K.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Kooij, Bastiaan||Varava, Paul||Fadaei-Tirani, Farzaneh||Scopelliti, Rosario||Pantazis, Dimitrios A||Van Trieste, Gerard P||Powers, David C||Severin, Kay

publication date

  • January 2023