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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Jul 14;49(55):6158-60. doi: 10.1039/c3cc42955e.

Syntheses of Cu(I) polymetallic assemblies from reaction of ligands bearing the 2,5-bis(2-pyridyl)phosphole fragment with Cu(II) precursors.

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  • 1Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, UMR 6226 CNRS - Université de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France.


Upon reaction with ligands A, 1 and 3 bearing the 2,5-bis(2-pyridyl)phosphole fragment, an unexpected conversion of Cu(II) metal centers to Cu(I) centers is observed affording either bimetallic complexes bearing a bridging phosphane coordination mode or hexametallic metallacycles.

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