Synthesis, structures and photocatalytic properties of a mononuclear copper complex with pyridine-carboxylato ligands

Jingwen Ran, Xinyong Li, Qidong Zhao, Zhenping Qu, Hong Li, Yong Shi, Guohua Chen

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A mononuclear copper (II) complex with pyridine-carboxylate ligands, Cu(pc)2·2H2O (pcH = pyridine-2-carboxylic acid), and its initial ligand pyridine-2-amidoxine, have been prepared by a hydrothermal method. The structure of the complex has been characterized by X-ray crystallography. The complex was observed to be active in photo-catalyzing oxidation of Rhodamine B (RhB) and Methyl Orange (MO) in aqueous solution with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-528
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalysis
  • Coordination polymer
  • Hydrothermal reaction
  • Photodegradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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