Insertion reactions of organic anhydrides and the Cu(I) alkoxide [CuO tBu]

Christopher E. Anson, Robert Langer, Lukasz Ponikiewski, Alexander Rothenberger

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The synthesis and structural characterization of the copper salts [Cu 8(benzoate)8(THF)6] (1), [Cu 2{(CO2)2C6H2(Boc) 2}dppm2]2 (2) and [Cu2{(CO 2)2C10H4(Boc)2}dppm 2]2 (3) [Boc = tert-butoxycarbonyl, dppm = 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)methane] prove that cyclic organic anhydrides and dianhydrides readily insert into the Cu-O bond of [CuOtBu] forming carboxylate ligands with ester functionalities in the ligand periphery. [Mn 3(o-Boc-benzoate)6(DME)2] (4) (DME = 1,2-dimethoxyethane) was synthesized by the metathesis reaction of [Cu(I)(o-Boc-benzoate)] with MnCl2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3967-3973
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Anhydride
  • Insertion reactions
  • Metal alkoxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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