1:1 adducts of N,N′-bis(benzophenone)-1,2-diiminoethane (bz2en) with copper(I) chloride, bromide and iodide, [Cu(bz2en)2][CuX2] (X = Cl, Br, and I), have been synthesized and the structures of the solid bromide and iodide adducts were determined by X-ray crystallography from single-crystal data. The solid-state structure reveals ionic complexes containing a cation of copper(I) ion coordinated to four nitrogen atoms of two bz2en molecules (distorted tetrahedron) and a linear dibromocuprate(I) and a di-μ-iodo-diiododicuprate(I) anion for the bromo and iodo adducts, respectively. The bromo adduct structure contains CHBr intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The complexes are very stable towards atmospheric oxygen in the solid state. The spectral properties of the above complexes are also discussed.
Kia, R., Mirkhani, V., Harkema, S., & van Hummel, G. J. (2007). Synthesis and characterization of the 1.1 adducts of copper(1) halides with bidentatate N,N-bis(benzophenone)-1,2-diiminoethane Schiff bases: Crystal structures of [Cu(bz2en)2][CuX2](X=Br,l) complexes. Inorganica chimica acta, 360(10), 3369-3375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2007.04.004