Mechanistic differences between "reductive" and "oxidative" heterolysis of metal-carbon G bonds

Nurit Shaham, Haim Cohen, Rudi Van Eidik, Dan Meyerstein

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Volumes of activation, A V, for the heterolysis reactions of copper complexes with metal-carbon a bonds, rfc. [(H2O)5Cum-R]2t (R = CH2C(V or CHCV) and [LCuII-R]t (L = 2,5,8,1 l-tetramethyl-2,5,8,11-tetraazadodecane; R = CH2CO2~), were determined using high pressure pulse-radiolysis techniques. In addition, the volume of activation for the bimolecular decomposition of [LCun-CHj]+ was determined. The results reveal the different roles of the solvent (water) in the transition states for oxidative and reductive heterolysis reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3356-3359
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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