Steric effects determine the mechanisms of reactions between bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-nickel(0) complexes and aryl halides

David J. Nelson, Feliu Maseras

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Abstract

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. Computational investigations of the reactions of [Ni(NHC)2] complexes with aryl halides show that the outcomes are governed by the steric impact of the ligand (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene). Small ligands permit facile oxidative addition, leading to NiII complexes, while larger NHC ligands prevent coordination of the aryl halide and favour the halide abstraction to form NiI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10646-10649
JournalChemical Communications
Volume54
Issue number75
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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