A1 Journal article (refereed)
Side‐on Coordination in Isostructural Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide Complexes of Nickel (2021)

Puerta Lombardi, B. M., Gendy, C., Gelfand, B. S., Bernard, G. M., Wasylishen, R. E., Tuononen, H. M., & Roesler, R. (2021). Side‐on Coordination in Isostructural Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide Complexes of Nickel. Angewandte Chemie, 60(13), 7077-7081. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202011301

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All authors or editors: Puerta Lombardi, Braulio Michele; Gendy, Chris; Gelfand, Benjamin S.; Bernard, Guy M.; Wasylishen, Roderick E.; Tuononen, Heikki M.; Roesler, Roland

Journal or series: Angewandte Chemie

ISSN: 1433-7851

eISSN: 1521-3773

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 27/10/2020

Volume: 60

Issue number: 13

Pages range: 7077-7081

Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202011301

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72406


A nickel complex incorporating an N2O ligand with a rare η2‐N,N’‐coordination mode was isolated and characterized by X‐ray crystallography, as well as by IR and solid‐state NMR augmented by 15N‐labeling experiments. The isoelectronic nickel CO2 complex reported for comparison features a very similar solid‐state structure. Computational studies revealed that η2‐N2O binds to nickel slightly stronger than η2‐CO2 in this case, and comparably to or slightly stronger than η2‐CO2 to transition metals in general. Comparable transition state energies for the formation of isomeric η2‐N,N’‐ and η2‐N,O‐complexes, and a negligible activation barrier for the decomposition of the latter likely account for the limited stability of the N2O complex.

Keywords: coordination complexes; nickel; nitric oxide; carbon dioxide

Free keywords: nickel; nitrous oxide; carbon dioxide; N-heterocyclic carbene; back bonding

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Reporting Year: 2021

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