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a comprehensive look at nickel(0) pi complexes

on Tue, 29/01/2019 - 08:48

A detailed and comprehensive look at low-coordinate nickel(0) π complexes of relevance to cross-coupling and other organometallic reactivity. It took four years from inception to final product but the result is worth it! In collaboration with the Love Group, Weiying and coworkers identified that ligand activation is dominated by donation from the phosphines and not through charge donation from the central metal ion. This surprising result creates a situation where backdonation can be very large even though the metal centre remains electron rich and retains its forrmal d10 electronic config