Copper(II) oxalate and oxamate complexes

Josef Novosad, Argyro C. Messimeri, Christos D. Papadimitriou, Panos G. Veltsistas, J. Derek Woollins

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Reaction of CuII salts with phenanthroline and oxalate (ox) or oxamate (oxm) gives [Cu(phen)(ox)(H2O)]·H2O or [Cu(phen)(oxm)(H2O)]·H2O complexes while direct treatment of CuII salts with oxalate or oxamate gives [NH4]2[Cu(ox)2] and [Cu(oxm)2(H2O)2] respectively. The X-ray structures of one example of each system, aquo-oxamato-phenanthroline-copper(II)-dihydrate and the polymeric ammonium-bis(aquo)-tetraoxalato-dicopper(II)-dihydrate, are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-669
Number of pages6
JournalTransition Metal Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


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