Multidentate ligands for the synthesis of multi-metallic complexes. 2. Formation of a planar Cu4OH motif

Abdullahi Mustapha, J. Reglinski, Alan R. Kennedy, D.R. Armstrong, Jorg Sassmannshausen, Mark Murrie

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)


The reaction of the multidentate Schiff base species TrenSal, TrenBrSal and TEtSal with copper acetate is reported. The heptadentate ligands generate a tetrametallic L2Cu4OH motif that contains an internalised hydroxide anion. In contrast the hexadentate TEtSal ligand is found to form an open trimetallic motif. The importance of L2Cu4OH to the family of copper ccmplexes with an endohedral hydroxide anion is discussed. [(TrenBrSal)2Cu4OH] [OAc] is analysed by temperature dependent magnetic measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5350-5352
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number12
Early online date18 May 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • multidentate ligands
  • multi-metallic complexes
  • inorganic chemistry

Cite this