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Amidate and Ureate Complexes Of Nickel: Harnessing Ligand Design To Understand The Mecha(Ni)sm Of C-H Bond Activation

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:00
Dawson Beattie
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Event Category: 
IDG - Inorganic Discussion Group
Jennifer Love/ Laurel Schafer
Chemistry D215

Abstract:  The reactivity profiles of nickel-containing complexes are underdeveloped compared to complexes of group 10 homologues platinum and palladium. I will discuss our experimental mechanistic results of C(sp3)-H bond activation studies at nickel(II) complexes, with comparisons to other group 10 metals where appropriate. In addition, I will describe the syntheses of a variety of nickel(I) complexes which are relevant for C-H bond activation.