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Bartosz Zarzycki, Thomas Zell, David Schmidt and Udo Radius P4 Activation at Ni0: Selective Formation of an NHC-Stabilized, Dinuclear Nickel Complex [Ni2(iPr2Im)4(μ,η2:2-P2)] European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2013

Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201201368

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The reaction of [Ni2(iPr2Im)4(cod)] (1) with white phosphorus leads to dinuclear [{Ni(iPr2Im)2}2(μ,η2:2-P2)] (2) in excellent yield. DFT calculations on symmetrized model complexes of 2 revealed that the deviation of the Ni2P2 core from planarity is caused by a second-order Jahn–Teller distortion.

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