A molecular cage of nickel(II) and copper(I): a [{Ni(L)2}2(CuI)6] cluster resembling the active site of nickel-containing enzymes

R. Angamuthu, L.L. Gelauff, M.A.M. Siegler, A.L. Spek, E. Bouwman

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A new mononuclear low-spin nickel(II) dithiolato complex, [NiL2] (1), reacts with copper iodide to form the heterooctanuclear cluster [{Ni(L)2}2(CuI)6] (2) with four trigonal-planar CuI2S and two tetrahedral CuI2S2 sites; anagostic interactions between the nickel(II) ions and aromatic protons have been demonstrated by variable-temperature NMR studies to pertain in solution.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)2700-27002
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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