Computational Insight Into the Hydroamination of an Activated Olefin, As Catalyzed by a 1,2,4-Triazole-Derived Nickel(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex.

A density functional theory (DFT) investigation performed at the B3LYP/TZVP//B3LYP/6-31G(d)-LANL2DZ level of theory on the hydroamination of dimethylamine (Me2NH) on an activated olefin (namely, acrylonitrile (CH2═CHCN)), as catalyzed by a 1,2,4-triazol based nickel(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complex (namely, [1,4-dimethyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-ylidene]2 nickel… (More)