Preparation of Triboluminescence Triphenylphosphinebis(pyridine) thiocyanatocopper(I)

To a beaker add 30 mL of pyridine, 2.5 g of triphenylphosphine and 1 g of copper(I) thiocyanate, heat the mixture with stirring until clear and evaporate the solvent off. Recrystallize the [Cu(NCS)(py)2(PPh3)] from hot pyridine and wash the crystals with toluene.


Heating the suspension

index (1)

All of the reagents dissolved

index (2)

The crystalline product

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