Different imine-type ligands, prepared by the condensation of anilines or of a-methylbenzylamine with 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde (pyim1,2) or 2-quinolinecarboxaldehyde (quim1,2) were prepared. These species act as N,N'-bidentate, chelating ligands upon coordination to Cu(I): treatment of [Cu(PPh3)3Cl] with an equimolar amount of the ligands resulted in the displacement of two molecules of PPh3, giving rise to the formation of [Cu(pyim1,2)(PPh3)Cl] (1–2) and [Cu(quim1,2)(PPh3)Cl] (3–4), respectively. The copper derivatives 1–4 proved to be highly active catalysts in olefin cyclopropanation in the presence of ethyl diazoacetate, even using deactivated olefins (namely, 2-cyclohexen-1-one) as substrate. The X-ray structure of complex 2, [Cu(pyim2)(PPh3)Cl], is also reported.

Copper(I)-imine complexes: Synthesis and catalytic activity in olefin cyclopropanation

ARDIZZOIA, GIAN ATTILIO;BRENNA, STEFANO;GALLI, SIMONA
2009

Abstract

Different imine-type ligands, prepared by the condensation of anilines or of a-methylbenzylamine with 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde (pyim1,2) or 2-quinolinecarboxaldehyde (quim1,2) were prepared. These species act as N,N'-bidentate, chelating ligands upon coordination to Cu(I): treatment of [Cu(PPh3)3Cl] with an equimolar amount of the ligands resulted in the displacement of two molecules of PPh3, giving rise to the formation of [Cu(pyim1,2)(PPh3)Cl] (1–2) and [Cu(quim1,2)(PPh3)Cl] (3–4), respectively. The copper derivatives 1–4 proved to be highly active catalysts in olefin cyclopropanation in the presence of ethyl diazoacetate, even using deactivated olefins (namely, 2-cyclohexen-1-one) as substrate. The X-ray structure of complex 2, [Cu(pyim2)(PPh3)Cl], is also reported.
Copper, cyclopropanation, imines, homogeneous catalysis
Ardizzoia, GIAN ATTILIO; Brenna, Stefano; Castelli, Fulvio; Galli, Simona
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