Synthesis, Cyclic Voltammetry, and X-ray Crystal Structures of Copper(I) and Copper(II) Complexes of Tris((6-phenyl-2-pyridyl)methyl)amine (TPPA)

Chang Lin Chuang, Kitae Lim, Qiu Chen, Jon Zubieta, James W. Canary

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a new ligand, tris((6-phenyl-2-pyridyl)methyl)amine (TPPA) and some of its copper complexes are described. The complexes [Cu(TPPA)]BPh4 (7) and [Cu(TPPA)(AN)](ClO4)2 (8) (AN = acetonitrile) were prepared and their X-ray crystal structures and redox potentials were determined. The X-ray structure of 7 (triclinic space group, P1; a = 14.603(3), b = 15.137(3), c = 12.974(3) Å, α = 91.76(3), β = 105.87(3), γ = 117.00(3)°, V = 2417.4(12) Å3, Z = 2) displays a copper(I) atom with a distorted trigonal pyramidal coordination sphere, but the X-ray structure of 8 (triclinic space group, P1; a = 13.458(3), b = 13.586(3) c = 11.082(2) Å, α = 113.00(3), β = 94.48(3), γ = 90.53(3)°, V = 1857.7(9) Å3, Z = 2) indicates that the copper(II) atom has the expected trigonal bipyramid geometry. The reduction potential of 8 in dimethylformamide, dimethylacetamide, acetonitrile, and isobutyronitrile is quite positive compared to [Cu(TPA)](ClO4)2 (TPA = tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine) under identical conditions. The various factors that may contribute to the difference in oxidation potential are discussed. The positive redox potential combined with steric factors accounts for the lack of reactivity of [Cu(TPPA)]PF6 with molecular O2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2562-2568
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Synthesis, Cyclic Voltammetry, and X-ray Crystal Structures of Copper(I) and Copper(II) Complexes of Tris((6-phenyl-2-pyridyl)methyl)amine (TPPA)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this