Synthesis and Reactivity of Paramagnetic Nickel Polypyridyl Complexes Relevant to C(sp 2 )–C(sp 3 )Coupling Reactions

Megan Mohadjer Beromi, Gary W. Brudvig, Nilay Hazari, Hannah M.C. Lant, Brandon Q. Mercado

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A number of new transition metal catalyzed methods for the formation of C(sp 2 )–C(sp 3 ) bonds have recently been described. These reactions often utilize bidentate polypyridyl-ligated Ni catalysts, and paramagnetic Ni I halide or aryl species are proposed in the catalytic cycles. However, there is little knowledge about complexes of this type. Here, we report the synthesis of paramagnetic bidentate polypyridyl-ligated Ni halide and aryl complexes through elementary reactions proposed in catalytic cycles for C(sp 2 )–C(sp 3 ) bond formation. We investigate the ability of these complexes to undergo organometallic reactions that are relevant to C(sp 2 )–C(sp 3 ) coupling through stoichiometric studies and also explore their catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6094-6098
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2019



  • catalysis
  • cross-electrophile coupling
  • nickel(I) Complexes
  • polypyridyl ligands
  • reaction mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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