Homogeneous Catalysis of Nickel Complexes. Oligomerization, Polymerization and Some Related Reactions of Diolefins

  • Junji Furukawa
  • Jitsuo Kiji


It has already been reported that the cyclodimerization of butadiene proceeds smoothly under the influence of some nickel complexes to give 2-methylenevinylcyclopentane (I) ((a), Eq. 1).1 In this reaction a ligand-containing nickel(0) complex, combined with protic acid, has been proved to be an active species.2 Not only the cyclodimerization but also following reactions of diolefins occur in the presence of the catalysts; (b) trans-l,14-polymerization,3 (c) amination of 1,3-diolefin and norbornadiene,4 (d) ally1 transfer,5 (e) a novel dimerization of norbornadiene (Eq.2),6 and (f) cycloaddition of butadiene to strained ring olefins to form an exomethylene- and methyl-substituted four-membered cyclic compound (Eq. 3).7


Nickel Catalyst Cycloaddition Reaction Nickel Complex Cyclic Compound Homogeneous Catalysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Junji Furukawa
    • 1
  • Jitsuo Kiji
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Synthetic ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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