Facile P−C/C−H Bond‐Cleavage Reactivity of Nickel Bis(diphosphine) Complexes Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Unusual cleavage of P-C and C-H bonds of the P2 N2 ligand, in heteroleptic [Ni(P2 N2 )(diphosphine)](2+) complexes under mild conditions, results in the formation of an iminium formyl nickelate featuring a C,P,P-tridentate coordination mode. The structures of both the heteroleptic [Ni(P2 N2 )(diphosphine)](2+) complexes and the resulting iminium formyl nickelate have been characterized by NMR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were employed to investigate the mechanism of the P-C/C-H bond cleavage, which involves C-H bond cleavage, hydride rotation, Ni-C/P-H bond formation, and P-C bond cleavage.

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, S., Li, H., Appel, A. M., Hall, M. B., & Bullock, R. M.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • July 2016

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