Nitrosonium Reactivity of (NHC)Copper(I) Sulfide Complexes
journal contributionposted on 20.07.2019, 16:29 by Abraham J. Jordan, Rebecca K. Walde, Kelly M. Schultz, John Bacsa, Joseph P. Sadighi
This study examines the reactivity of a series of copper(I) sulfide complexes stabilized by the expanded-ring N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,3-diazepin-2-ylidene (7Dipp) toward the nitrosonium ion (NO+). 7Dipp is shown to support neutral sulfide- and disulfide-bridged dicopper(I) complexes, as well as mononuclear copper(I) hydrosulfide. The addition of NO+ to each of these results in the formation of NHC-supported copper(I) cations and elemental sulfur. Reduction of copper(I) to copper(0) is observed upon reaction of NO+ with dicopper(I) sulfide or disulfide, whereas ammonium ion formation is observed upon reaction of copper(I) hydrosulfide with NO+. Ammonium ion formation is likewise observed upon reaction of NO+ with (7Dipp)copper(I) hydride.