N2S2Ni metallothiolates as a class of ligands that support organometallic and bioorganometallic reactivity. Academic Article uri icon


  • It hinges on the ligand: The electron-donor ability of NiN 2S2 ligands is compared to that of traditional diphosphine and diimine ligands. Structural comparison of NiN2S2 and o-phenanthroline (phen) complexes of {W(CO)4} and (PdX2) units shows asymmetry imposed by the hinge bonding of the NiN2S 2 S donors (see superimposed structures) which favors stereo- and regioselective substrate addition. 2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

author list (cited authors)

  • Rampersad, M. V., Jeffery, S. P., Reibenspies, J. H., Ortiz, C. G., Darensbourg, D. J., & Darensbourg, M. Y.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Rampersad, Marilyn V||Jeffery, Stephen P||Reibenspies, Joseph H||Ortiz, Cesar G||Darensbourg, Donald J||Darensbourg, Marcetta Y

publication date

  • February 2005