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Title: Direct Observation of Reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I) by Terminal Alkynes

ABSTRACT: X-ray absorption spectroscopy and in situ electron paramagnetic resonance evidence were provided for the reduction of Cu(II) to Cu(I) species by alkynes in the presence of tetramethylethylenediamine (TMEDA), in which TMEDA plays dual roles as both ligand and base. The structures of the starting Cu(II) species and the obtained Cu(I) species were determined as (TMEDA)- CuCl2 and [(TMEDA)CuCl]2 dimer, respectively.
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Journal Name: Journal of the American Chemical Society; Journal Volume: 136
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Sponsoring Org:
Wuhan University; Argonne National Laboratory - Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences; Materials Research Collaborative Access Team (MRCAT); USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences - Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division
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United States