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Insertion of Alkynes into Ni−H Bonds:  Synthesis of Novel Vinyl Nickel(II) and Dinuclear Vinyl Nickel(II) Complexes Containing a [P, S]-Ligand

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posted on 29.01.2007, 00:00 by Lei She, Xiaoyan Li, Hongjian Sun, Jun Ding, Markus Frey, Hans-Friedrich Klein
Reactions of alkynes with nickel hydride complexes bearing a [P, S]-ligand and supported by trimethylphosphine were investigated. Tetracoordinate vinyl nickel(II) complexes 3, 5, and 6 with square-planar geometry were obtained by reacting phenylacetylene, trimethylsilylacetylene, and 1-hexyne with the hydrido nickel complex 1. Reaction of 1,4-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)benzene with complex 1 proceeds as a monoinsertion and afforded complex 7, while reaction of 1,4-bis(ethynyl)benzene with 1 leads to the dinuclear vinyl nickel(II) complex 8.