Dichloro-μ2,μ2-naphthalene-1,8-diyl-bis(N,N,N’,N’-tetrameth- 2 ylethylenediamino)tetracopper(I)

Matthew James Ray, Maria L Saviantoni, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, David Bradford Cordes, Petr Kilian*

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A highly reactive dicuprate/CuCl aggregate, Nap(Cu4Cl2)(TMEDA)2 (2, Nap = naphthalene-1,8-diyl, TMEDA = tetramethylethylenediamine), was synthesized by the reaction of 1,8-dilithionaphthalene(TMEDA)2 with four equivalents of CuCl. The X-ray crystal structure of this complex shows that the four copper atoms form a bent parallelogram-shaped core, with terminally bonded chlorine atoms. The naphthalene ring is bonded through carbons in the 1 and 8 positions (peri-positions), each bridging two copper atoms.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberM1832
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2024


  • Synthesis
  • Peri-substitution
  • Copper organometallic complex


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