Redox-triggered interconversion between piperidine chair conformations in a Cu(I/II) complex

Jing Zhang, James W. Canary

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A redox-induced six-membered ring chair-chair conformational interconversion in a copper-coordinated trans-piperidine tripodal ligand is demonstrated. Each group of the 1,2,3-substituted ring can potentially ligate the metal; two equatorial groups ligate the metal in the CuI state leaving a disassociated, axial group. However, all three groups (two axial and one equatorial) ligate the metal in the CuII state. Exciton-coupled circular dichroism (ECCD) and 2D NMR were used to characterize the structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3907-3910
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Aug 31 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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