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Keywords:

  • density functional calculations;
  • Lewis acids;
  • nickel;
  • reactive intermediates;
  • transition states
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How low can you go? The title [(PNP)Ni]+ complex is not a T-shaped d8 cation. Rather, it has an electrophilic NiII center bound to one of the Si[BOND]C bonds, stretching it by nearly 0.2 Å. This example shows that there are limits to how unsaturated NiII centers can be.