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Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Nickel Dihydrogen Complex

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  • Samantha J. Connelly,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, 98195-1700 (USA), Fax: (+1) 206-685-8665
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  • Amanda C. Zimmerman,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, 98195-1700 (USA), Fax: (+1) 206-685-8665
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  • Dr. Werner Kaminsky,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, 98195-1700 (USA), Fax: (+1) 206-685-8665
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  • Prof. D. Michael Heinekey

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, 98195-1700 (USA), Fax: (+1) 206-685-8665
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA, 98195-1700 (USA), Fax: (+1) 206-685-8665
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Abstract

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Hydrogen activation by nickel: A tBuPCP pincer ligand facilitates formation of cationic NiII dihydrogen and terminal dinitrogen complexes. The compounds have been characterized by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. Addition of base promotes heterolytic cleavage of H2 to form the corresponding neutral hydride complex.

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