The title compound, [Ni(C(15)H(24)NSi)(2)], is a homoleptic metal-η(3)-aza-allyl centrosymmetric complex containing two aza-allyl ligands bound in an η(3)-manner to an Ni(II) atom located on a center of symmetry. The overall coordination about the Ni(II) atom is square-planar. The C and N atoms of the aza-allyl group are sp(2)-hybridized. The uneven Ni-C and Ni-N distances [2.045 (5)/2.060 (6) and 1.916 (5) Å] are influenced by a steric hindering effect from the nearby benzene ring.

DOI: 10.1107/S1600536811009469

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@inproceedings{Hao2011Bis32tertbutyl1trimethylsilyl3phenyl1a, title={Bis(η3-2-tert-butyl-1-trimethyl­silyl-3-phenyl-1-aza­all­yl)nickel(II)}, author={Junsheng Hao and Haimei Liu and Hai-Yan Yuan}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2011} }