Heterolytic H-H and H-B Bond Cleavage Reactions of {(IPr)Ni(μ-S)}2.


Kinetic and DFT computational studies reveal that the reaction of {(IPr)Ni(μ-S)}2 (1, IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropyl-phenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene) with dihydrogen to produce {(IPr)Ni(μ-SH)}2 (2) proceeds by rate-limiting heterolytic addition of H2 across a Ni-S bond of intact dinuclear 1, followed by cis/trans isomerization at Ni and subsequent H migration… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01420


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