Mixed diketonate thiolate copper(I) precursors for materials synthesis: Control of Cu2S-forming thermolysis pathways by manipulating Lewis acid and base cluster building blocks

Sven Schneider, John A.S. Roberts, Michael R. Salata, Tobin J. Marks

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Scission precision: The combination of Lewis acidic and Lewis basic building blocks in copper(I) thiolate clusters enables control of the thermal decomposition pathway in the design of new molecular precursors for Cu2S formation. After C-S bond scission, large clusters with cuprous sulfide cores are isolated as intermediates and are structurally characterized (see scheme; hfa = hexafluoroacetylacetonate).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1733-1736
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2006



  • Cleavage reactions
  • Cluster compounds
  • Copper
  • S ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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