Room Temperature Ni(II) Catalyzed Hydrophosphination and Cyclotrimerization of Alkynes

Ruth Webster

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The catalytic activity of nickel complexes in hydrophosphination involving secondary phosphines is not a commonly studied transformation. Beyond a small number of stand-out examples, many reports in the literature focus on the use of simple nickel salts. β-Diketiminates have been proven to be incredibly effective ligands for catalysis using a range of metal centers. This synthetic study investigates the catalytic ability of a Ni(II) β-diketiminate complex in the hydrophosphination of alkenes and alkynes, with a serendipitous discovery of its ability to effect alkyne cyclotrimerization and phosphine dehydrocoupling
Original languageEnglish
Article number120
Issue number4
Early online date2 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Alkenes
  • Alkynes
  • Catalysis
  • Hydrophosphination
  • Nickel
  • Phosphines
  • β-diketiminates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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