Copper(II) complexes derived from substituted cinnamic acids 3, 4-dimethoxycinnamic acid (3, 4-DMCH) and 3, 5-dimethoxycinnamic acid (3, 5-DMCH), of the formula [Cu(3, 4-DMC)2]·H2O (1), [Cu(3, 5-DMC)2]·H2O (2) were prepared. The magnetic properties of the complexes suggest dimeric structures typical of copper(II) acetate monohydrate-like complexes. X-band e.s.r. spectra of polycrystalline samples at low temperature are typical of triplet state systems S=1. Their ability to catalyze the aerial oxidation of 3, 5-di-t-butylcatechol was measured spectrophotometrically at 30°C. The complexes are models for oxidases. © 1988 Chapman and Hall Ltd.
Metal-cinnamic acids interactions. Part III. Synthesis and study of copper(II) complexes of 3, 4- and 3, 5-dimenthoxycinnamic acid / Zoroddu, Maria Antonietta; Dallocchio, Roberto. - In: TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY. - ISSN 0340-4285. - 13:3(1988), pp. 176-178. [10.1007/BF01171318]