Electrochemical and pulse-radiolytic oxidation of [Ni(cyclam)]2+ and [Cu(cyclam)]2+ (cyclam = 1,4,8,11-tetra-azacyclotetradecane) have been studied in aqueous acidic perchlorate and sulphate media. As with other nickel macrocyclic systems, [Ni(cyclam)]2+ is oxidized to NiIII, the stability of which is enhanced by sulphate complexation. In contrast, [Cu(cyclam)]3+ is much less stable than the nickel analogue and does not form a stable sulphate complex. Electrochemical oxidation of [Cu(cyclam)]2+ at pH 1.6 is a multistep process which is catalysed by sulphate ion. The mechanism appears to involve the transfer of four electrons resulting in a copper(II) macrocyclic diene complex.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1980|