Simple synthesis of CpNi(NHC)Cl complexes (Cp = cyclopentadienyl; NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene)

RA Kelly, NM Scott, S Diez-Gonzalez, ED Stevens, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

The reaction of saturated and unsaturated imidazolium salts with nickelocene in refluxing THF results in the formation of NHC complexes of general formula CpNi(NHC)Cl (NHC = SIMes (2), IPr (3), SIPr (4)). This protonation Of CP2Ni was also tested using phosphonium salts, and the reaction of nickelocene with triethylphosphonium chloride leads to CpNi(PEt3)Cl (5). All compounds were characterized by NMR and X-ray crystallography. The catalytic activity of the NHC compounds was tested in aryl amination (Buchwald-Hartwig reaction) and in aryl halide dehalogenation reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3442-3447
Number of pages6
JournalOrganometallics
Volume24
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2005

Keywords

  • PALLADIUM-CATALYZED AMINATION
  • TRANSITION-METAL-COMPLEXES
  • ARYL CHLORIDES
  • HYDROSILYLATION CATALYSTS
  • TRANSFER HYDROGENATION
  • STABLE CARBENES
  • LIGAND
  • ALDEHYDES
  • BOND
  • ELIMINATION

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