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Issue 57, 2020
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Facile synthesis of a nickel(0) phosphine complex at ambient temperature

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Abstract

The reaction of the bis(methoxy)-2-pyridyl-phosphine (MeO)2P(2-py) (1) with [Ni(MeCN)6](BF4)2 leads to the unexpected single-step reduction of NiII and the formation of a tetrahedral nickel(0) complex [{(MeO)2P(2-py-H)}2{(MeO)2P(2-py)}2Ni](BF4)2 (2). The redox activity is probably induced by the decomposition of the tetrafluoroborate anion; NMR spectroscopic studies point towards a fluoride-assisted oxidation of the 2-pyridyl-phosphine ligand, with associated reduction of the metal.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of a nickel(0) phosphine complex at ambient temperature

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Submitted
23 Mar 2020
Accepted
04 Jun 2020
First published
05 Jun 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 7893-7896
Article type
Communication

Facile synthesis of a nickel(0) phosphine complex at ambient temperature

S. Hanf, T. Grell, J. E. Waters, R. García-Rodríguez, E. Hey-Hawkins and D. S. Wright, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 7893
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02142C

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