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Issue 57, 2020
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Nickel(ii)-methyl complexes adopting unusual seesaw geometries

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We report four-coordinate nickel(II)-methyl complexes of tris-carbene borate ligands which adopt rare seesaw geometries. Experimental and computational results suggest the structural distortion from threefold symmetry results from a combination of electronic stabilization of the singlet state, strong field donors, and constrained angles from the chelating ligand.

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27 Nov 2019
22 Jan 2020
First published
22 Jan 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 7861-7864
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Nickel(II)-methyl complexes adopting unusual seesaw geometries

E. A. Hill, N. Zhao, A. S. Filatov and J. S. Anderson, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 7861
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC09249H

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