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Crystals 2012, 2(3), 1357-1365; doi:10.3390/cryst2031357
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Fluoride Ion as Ligand and Hydrogen Bond Acceptor: Crystal Structures of Two Dinuclear CuII Complexes Built on a Diazecine Template

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1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University College Dublin, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland 2 Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, UANL, Av. Universidad S/N, Ciudad Universitaria, San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, CP 66451, Mexico 3 Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico DF, CP 04510, Mexico
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Received: 2 July 2012 / Revised: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 23 August 2012 / Published: 18 September 2012
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Abstract

Two dinuclear CuII complexes based on a diazecine ligand were characterized by X-ray diffraction, one of which includes the rare CuII–F bond, resulting from dissociation of a BF4 ion. The F ligands actively participate in the crystal structure, behaving as acceptors for hydrogen bonding.
Keywords: copper; diazecine; hydrogen bond copper; diazecine; hydrogen bond
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Olguín, J.; Bernès, S.; Gasque, L. Fluoride Ion as Ligand and Hydrogen Bond Acceptor: Crystal Structures of Two Dinuclear CuII Complexes Built on a Diazecine Template. Crystals 2012, 2, 1357-1365.

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