Thermal and Photo-Responsibility of Axial Semi-Coordination Bonds in a Copper(II) Complex

Takashiro Akitsu, Yasuaki Einaga

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The thermal and photo-responsibility of the axial semicoordination Cu-O bonds in [Cu(en)2](ClO4)2 (1) (en = ethylenediamine) have been investigated. We discovered a new photoresponsive behavior that was attributed to photoinduced ClO4- cleavage accompanied by compression of the Cu-O bonds using the structural degree of freedom of the semi-coordination bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-764
Number of pages2
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1


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