Gregory L. Hillhouse

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The reactions of hydrochloric and triflic acids with the five-coordinate nitrosyl complexes trans-Re(CO)(2)(NO)(PR(3))(2) (2a, R = Ph; 2b, R = Cy) have been investigated. Reaction of anhydrous HCl with 2 results in a formal protonation of the nitrosyl ligand and addition of chloride to the metal, giving the neutral nitroxyl complex(More)
Reaction of the d9-d9 Ni(I) monochloride dimer, [(IPr)Ni(mu-Cl)]2 (1), with NaN(SiMe3)2 and LiNHAr (Ar = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) gives the novel monomeric, 2-coordinate Ni(I) complexes (IPr)Ni{N(SiMe3)2} (2) and (IPr)Ni(NHAr) (3). Reaction of 2 with Cp2Fe+ results in its 1-e- oxidation followed by beta-Me elimination to give a base-stabilized iminosilane(More)
An unusual family of three-coordinate, d(8) and d(9) nickel phosphido and phosphinidene complexes containing the chelating 1,2-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ethane (dtbpe) ligand and a terminal PR(2)(-) or PR(2-) ligand have been prepared. The complexes (dtbpe)Ni[P(t-Bu)(2)] (2), [(dtbpe)Ni[=P(t-Bu)(2)](+)][PF(6)(-)] (3), [(dtbpe)Ni[=P(H)(dmp)](+)][PF(6)(-)](More)
The three-coordinate imidos (dtbpe)Ni═NR (dtbpe = (t)Bu2PCH2CH2P(t)Bu2, R = 2,6-(i)Pr2C6H3, 2,4,6-Me3C6H2 (Mes), and 1-adamantyl (Ad)), which contain a legitimate Ni-N double bond as well as basic imido nitrogen based on theoretical analysis, readily deprotonate HC≡CPh to form the amide acetylide species (dtbpe)Ni{NH(Ar)}(C≡CPh). In the case of R =(More)
1-Adamantyl- and mesitylazide react with (dtbpe)Ni=CPh(2) (1; dtbpe = 1,2-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)ethane) at ambient temperature to give the ketimines RN=CPh(2) (2a, R = Mes; 2b, R = Ad) in high yield. Kinetic studies for the reaction of 1 with N(3)Ad yield activation parameters of DeltaH(double dagger) = +8(+/-1) kcal/mol and DeltaS(double dagger) =(More)
The reactions of nickel complexes bearing terminal imido, phosphinidene, and carbene ligands with ethylene are reported. In all three cases, corresponding three-membered rings, aziridine, phosphirane, and cyclopropane, were produced in moderate to excellent yields. NMR spectra of the phosphinidene (dtbpe)Ni=P(dmp) reaction with ethylene show a [2+2](More)
Reaction of the N-tosylaziridines (p-CH(3)C(6)H(4)SO(2))NCH(2)CHR (1a, R = H; 1b, R = Me; 1c, R = n-Bu; 1d, R = i-Pr) with (bpy)Ni(cod) (2; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) or (bpy)NiEt(2) (3) results in elimination of cod or butane from 2 and 3, respectively, and oxidative addition of an aziridine C-N bond to give the azametallacyclobutane(More)
Nitrosonium triflate reacts with cold methylene chloride solutions of mer,trans-ReH(CO)3(PPh3)2 (1) with 1,1-insertion of NO+ into the Re-H bond to give the orange nitroxyl complex [mer,trans-Re(NH=O)(CO)3(PPh3)2][SO3CF3] (3) in 86% isolated yield. Use of [NO][PF6] or [NO][BF4] gives analogous insertion products at low temperature, which decompose on(More)
An exceptionally low coordinate nickel imido complex, (IPr*)Ni═N(dmp) (2) (dmp = 2,6-dimesitylphenyl), has been prepared by the elimination of N2 from a bulky aryl azide in its reaction with (IPr*)Ni(η6-C7H8) (1). The solid-state structure of 2 features two-coordinate nickel with a linear C−Ni−N core and a short Ni−N distance, both indicative of(More)