Copper(I) Complex Mediated Nitric Oxide Reductive Coupling: Ligand Hydrogen Bonding Derived Proton Transfer Promotes N2O(g) Release

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  • A cuprous chelate bearing a secondary sphere hydrogen bonding functionality, [(PV-tmpa)CuI]+, transforms a¢NO(g) to N2O(g) in high-yields in methanol. Ligand derived proton transfer facilitates N-O bond cleavage of a putative hyponitrite intermediate releasing N2O(g), underscoring the crucial balance between H-bonding capabilities and acidities in (bio)chemical a¢NO(g) coupling systems.
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  • Wijeratne GB; Bhadra M; Siegler MA; Karlin KD
  • Start Page

  • 17962
  • End Page

  • 17967
  • Volume

  • 141
  • Issue

  • 45