Synthesis and use of trans-dichlorido-tetrakis-(N-R-imidazole)nickel(II) complexes in Kumada-Tamao-Corriu cross-coupling reactions

Sahin N. , El Moll H., Semeril D., Matt D., ÖZDEMİR İ., KAYA C. , ...More

POLYHEDRON, vol.30, no.12, pp.2051-2054, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.poly.2011.05.009
  • Title of Journal : POLYHEDRON
  • Page Numbers: pp.2051-2054


Two dichlorido-tetrakis-(N-R-imidazole)nickel(II) complexes (R = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl (1): methyl (2)) have been synthesised. A single crystal X-ray diffraction study was carried out for 1, which revealed a centrosymmetric complex with the nickel centre placed in an octahedral coordination environment. Both complexes showed high activities (TOFs up to 60200 mol(ArBr) mol(Ni)(-1) h(-1)) in Kumada-Tamao-Corriu cross-coupling of arylhalides with arylgrignards. No significant differences in activity were observed between the two complexes. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.