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Reaction of the bulky 6-membered N-heterocyclic carbene 6-Mes with Ni(cod)(2) gives a C-H activated 6-Mes nickel(II) complex, but the novel three-coordinate Ni(I) species Ni(6-Mes)(PPh3)Br if the reaction is performed in the presence of Ni(PPh3)(2)Br-2. The Ni(I) complex is a precursor for the catalytic hydrodehalogenation of aryl halides.
12/06/06 → 11/06/09
Project: Research council
Davies, C. J. E., Page, M., Ellul, C. E., Mahon, M. F., & Whittlesey, M. K. (2010). Ni(I) and Ni(II) ring-expanded N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: C-H activation, indole elimination and catalytic hydrodehalogenation. Chemical Communications, 46(28), 5151-5153. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0cc01335h