Importance of co-donor field strength in the preparation of tetradentate α-diimine nickel hydrosilylation catalysts

Tyler M. Porter, Gabriel B. Hall, Thomas L. Groy, Ryan Trovitch

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Although bis(α-diimine)Ni complexes were prepared when amine-substituted chelates were added to Ni(COD)2, the incorporation of strong-field phosphine donors allowed the isolation of (κ4- N,N,P,P-DI)Ni hydrosilylation catalysts. The crystallographic investigation of two different (κ4-N,N,P,P-DI)Ni compounds revealed that the geometry about nickel influences the observed degree of α-diimine reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14689-14692
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number41
StatePublished - Nov 7 2013


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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