A copper(i) iminopyrrolidinate was synthesized and evaluated by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), solution based 1H NMR studies and surface chemistry to determine its thermal stability and decomposition mechanism. Copper(i) tert-butyl-imino-2,2-dimethylpyrrolidinate (1) demonstrated superior thermal stability and showed negligible decomposition in TGA experiments up to 300 °C as well as no decomposition in solutions at 165 °C over 3 weeks.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cc35415b
Journal Chemical Communications
Coyle, J.P, Kurek, A. (Agnieszka), Pallister, P.J. (Peter J.), Sirianni, E.R. (Eric R.), Yap, G.P.A. (Glenn P. A.), & Barry, S.T. (2012). Preventing thermolysis: Precursor design for volatile copper compounds. Chemical Communications, 48(84), 10440–10442. doi:10.1039/c2cc35415b