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

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Abstract

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.

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

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2018, accepted on 29 Aug 2018 and first published on 30 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06379F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 10646-10649
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    Steric effects determine the mechanisms of reactions between bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-nickel(0) complexes and aryl halides

    D. J. Nelson and F. Maseras, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 10646
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06379F

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