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A Structurally Rigid Bis(amido) Ligand Framework in Low-Coordinate Ni(I), Ni(II), and Ni(III) Analogues Provides Access to a Ni(III) Methyl Complex via Oxidative Addition

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posted on 18.02.2016, 15:23 by Michael I. Lipschutz, Xinzheng Yang, Ruchira Chatterjee, T. Don Tilley
A structurally persistent bis-amido ligand framework capable of supporting nickel compounds in three different oxidation states has been identified. A highly unusual, isolable Ni­(III) alkyl species has been prepared and characterized via a rare example of a two-electron oxidative addition of MeI to Ni­(I).