The synthesis of group 10 and 11 metal complexes of 3,6,9-trithia- 1-(2,6)-pyridinacyclodecaphane and their use in A3-coupling reactions

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  • External authors:
  • Carlo Brawn
  • David Davies
  • James Raftery
  • Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal
  • Robin Pritchard
  • Huimin Zhou


The reaction between 3,6,9-trithia-1(2,6)-pyridinacyclodecaphane and representative group 10 and 11 metal salts [Cu(NO3)2, NiCl2 or Ag(CF3CO2 )] afforded 1:1 complexes which in the case of Cu(II) and Ag(I) were characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The catalytic activity of these complexes in A3-coupling reactions between aldehydes, terminal alkynes and amines was assessed in both protic (water) and aprotic (toluene) media. These A3-reactions prove to be more efficient, proceed with lower catalyst loadings and with faster reaction rates, when conducted in a focused microwave reactor as compared to the same reactions promoted by standard, thermal, modes of activation

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Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number35
Early online date4 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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