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The importance of ligand-induced backdonation in the stabilization of square planar d10 nickel π-complexes
preprintrevised on 30.11.2018, 16:58 and posted on 30.11.2018, 17:46 by Addison Desnoyer, Weiying He, Shirin Behyan, Weiling Chiu, Jennifer Love, Pierre Kennepohl
A series of Ni π-complexes are explored using a combination of spectroscopic and computational methods to reveal an intriguing contribution to backbonding: metal-mediated ligand-to-ligand backdonation. Such ligand-induced backdonation is the dominant contribution for weakly π-acidic ligands such alkenes and allows for strong bonding even though the metal centre retains a formal d10 electronic configuration.
NSERC Discovery Grants
Email Address of Submitting Authorpierre@chem.ubc.ca
InstitutionThe University of British Columbia
ORCID For Submitting Author0000-0003-3408-9157
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in Chemistry - A European Journal