Synthesis, crystal structure and electrocatalytic activity of discrete and polymeric copper(II) complexes with bitopic bis(pyrazol-1-yl) methane ligands

Andrei S. Potapov, Eugenia A. Nudnova, Andrei I. Khlebnikov, Vladimir D. Ogorodnikov, Tatiana V. Petrenko

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New coordination copper(II) compounds containing bitopic bis(pyrazol-1-yl)methane ligands, namely 1,1,2,2- tetrakis(pyrazol-1-yl)ethane, 1,4-bis[bis(pyrazol-1-yl)methyl]benzene and 1,4-bis[bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1- yl)methyl]benzene were prepared. Reactions of ligandswith Cu2+ ions in 1:2 ratio gave discrete homodinuclear complexes,while 1:1 ligand-to-metal ratio lead to the formation of coordination polymers. Electrocatalytic activity of compounds in oxygen electroreduction reaction on the surface of modified carbon paste electrode was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Bis(pyrazol-1-yl)methane
  • Bitopic ligands
  • Coordination polymers
  • Copper(II)
  • Crystal structure
  • Electrocatalytic activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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