Efficient C-N and C-S Bond Formation Using the Highly Active [Ni(allyl)Cl(IPR*OMe )] Precatalyst

Martin Anthony R., David James Nelson, Sebastien Meiries, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Two new [Ni(allyl)Cl(NHC)] complexes with the bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands IPr* {N,N-bis[2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl]imidazole-2-ylidene} and IPr*OMe {N,N-bis[2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methoxyphenyl]imidazol-2-ylidene} are reported. These complexes were employed in the amination and sulfination of aryl halide species and were shown to perform well in these reactions, which typically required less than half as much catalyst as previous state-of-the-art nickel complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3127-3131
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number15
Early online date7 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • Nickel
  • Carbene ligands
  • Cross-coupling
  • Arenes
  • Amination
  • Sulfination


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