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Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 559–561 | Cite as

Molecular complexes of copper(I): Easy access to CuF(PPh3)3 · 2ROH (R = Me or Et)

  • Mihir K. Chaudhuri
  • Siddhartha S. Dhar
  • N. Vijayashree
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Abstract

Treatment of a CuSO4 · 5H2O solution with NH2OH · HCl and NaOH produces orange–yellow Cu2O, which on being reacted with Ph3P and aqueous HF (48%) in MeOH or EtOH yields CuF(PPh3)3 · 2ROH (R = Me or Et) in high yield. The volatile compounds have been characterised by spectroscopic techniques in addition to chemical analyses and solution electrical conductance measurements. Typically, CuF(PPh3)3 · 2MeOH appears to be stable up to 118 °C and loses 2 MeOH and 3 PPh3 between 118 and 274 °C yielding volatile ‘CuF’ at 274 °C.

Keywords

Copper 5H2O Electrical Conductance Catalysis MeOH 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihir K. Chaudhuri
    • 1
  • Siddhartha S. Dhar
    • 1
  • N. Vijayashree
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIndia Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia

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