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Halonickel(I) complexes

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The reduction of nickel(II) halides with NaBH4 in the presence of different ligands, L=PPh3, AsPh3, SbPh3, has been studied. With a molar ratio L/Ni=3, new complexes NiX(SbPh3)3, X=Cl, Br, I, were obtained. With a molar ratio L/Ni=2, dimeric species [NiXL2]2, X=Cl, Br, I; L=PPh3, AsPh3, SbPh3, were isolated. They are unstable and decompose easily in the solid and rapidly in solution, so that pure samples were only identified for X=Cl, L=PPh3, AsPh3, SbPh3; X=Br, L=PPh3 and X=I, L=PPh3. With a molar ratio L/Ni=1, complexes [NiXL]n (probably polymeric) were obtained. They are very unstable and pure samples could only be isolated when X=Cl, L=PPh3. Impure substances containing variable amounts of decomposition products were obtained in all the remaining cases. The chemical and structural behaviour of these complexes is discussed.

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Correspondence to Pascual Royo.

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Gómez, M., Royo, P., Sáez, I. et al. Halonickel(I) complexes. Transition Met Chem 7, 294–297 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00618333

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Keywords

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Nickel
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Halide
  • PPh3