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The importance of ligand-induced backdonation in the stabilization of square planar d10 nickel π-complexes

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revised 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.

Funding

NSERC Discovery Grants

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

pierre@chem.ubc.ca

Institution

The University of British Columbia

Country

Canada

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0003-3408-9157

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

no conflict of interest

Version Notes

This is the second version of this manuscript (and supporting information)