A High-Valent Heterobimetallic [CuIII(μ-O)2NiIII]2+ Core with Nucleophilic Oxo Groups (pages 5622–5626)
Subrata Kundu, Florian Felix Pfaff, Enrico Miceli, Dr. Ivelina Zaharieva, Dr. Christian Herwig, Dr. Shenglai Yao, Dr. Erik R. Farquhar, Dr. Uwe Kuhlmann, Dr. Eckhard Bill, Prof. Dr. Peter Hildebrandt, Prof. Dr. Holger Dau, Prof. Dr. Matthias Driess, Prof. Dr. Christian Limberg and Dr. Kallol Ray
Article first published online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201300861
Cores and effect: Unlike homobimetallic analogues, the heterobimetallic CuNi bis(μ-oxo) diamond core has nucleophilic oxo groups. A similar heterobimetallic core may, therefore, act as a viable intermediate during the deformylation of fatty aldehydes by cyanobacterial aldehyde decarbonylase.