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A Nickel(II)-Cornered Molecular Rectangle with Biscarbene and 4,4′-Bipyridine Bridging Groups

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posted on 22.12.2008, 00:00 by F. Ekkehardt Hahn, Christian Radloff, Tania Pape, Alexander Hepp
Nickelocene reacts with a rigid bisimidazolium salt to give cyclopentadiene and a biscarbene-bridged dinuclear nickel complex, which upon treatment with 4,4′-bipyridine and AgBF4 yields the CpNiII-cornered molecular rectangle [1](BF4)4.

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