HomeJournal Of Research In Science, Computing And Engineeringvol. 4 no. 2 (2007)

Silylene-bridged Dicopper Complex [Cu2(B(3,5-dime)BAPS)(μ-Si(CH3)2)2(H2O)2], [BAPS=bis(3-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino) phenyl)sulfone]: Synthesis and Characterization

Lourdes P. Guidote | Victor Francis C. Bathan | Francisco C. Franco Jr.

Discipline: Chemistry



Silylene-bridged dinuclear complexes have shown many interesting reactivities. Cu2(B(3,5-diMe)BAPS)(μ-OMe)2 reacted with (CH3)3SiCl to yield a [μ-Si(CH3)2] dicopper complex. The reaction, separation, and drying of the product was carried out under dry nitrogen conditions. The reaction was monitored using thin layer chromatography (TLC) and the separations were done using column chromatography. The product was characterized using IR, NMR, UV-Vis and ES-MS. Analysis of the separated product supports the yielding of Cu2(B(3.5-dime)BAPS)(μ-Si(CH3)2)2(H2O)2.