Efficient C-N and C-S bond formation using the highly active [Ni(allyl)Cl(IPr*OMe)] precatalyst

Anthony R. Martin, David Nelson, Sébastien Meiries, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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Two new [Ni(allyl)Cl(NHC)] complexes with the bulky yet flexible N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands IPr* {N,N'-bis[2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl]imidazole-2-ylidene} and IPr*OMe {N,N'-bis[2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methoxyphenyl]imidazol-2-ylidene} are reported. These complexes were employed in the amination and sulfination of aryl halide species and were shown to perform well in these reactions, which typically required less than half as much catalyst as previous state-of-the-art nickel complexes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Early online date7 Mar 2014
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • amination
  • arenes
  • carbene ligands
  • cross-coupling
  • nickel
  • sulfination

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