Only the Cu+ coordinated to the π-system of the C≡N group activates upon collision C-H and C-C bonds of nitriles

Carlito B Lebrilla, Thomas Drewello, Helmut Schwarz

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Collision-induced dissociations of organometallic complexes Cu(RCN)+, generated by the reaction of Cu+ with linear nitriles in the gas phase, generates products distinct from that of M(RCN)+ complexes (M = Fe, Co, Ni), While the gas-phase chemistry of the latter is well-described in terms of an end-on coordination of the type RCN-M+, the dissociation products of the RCN/Cu+ complexes point to a side-on complexation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2450-2451
Number of pages2
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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