Bis(cyclooctadiene)nickel, Ni(COD)2
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core: nickel
reagent type: catalyst


60 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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Reactant for:
  • Oxidative addition reactions

Catalyst for:
  • Asymmetric α-arylation and heteroarylation of ketones with chloroarenes
  • Cross-coupling reactions
  • Regioselective and stereoselective carboxylation/cyclization of allenyl aldehydes under a carbon dioxide atmosphere
  • Methyl carboxylation of homopropargylic alcohols
  • Stereoselective borylative ketone-diene coupling
  • Cycloaddition of benzamides with internal alkynes
Catalyst for the cycloaddition of 1,3-dienes.
Used to catalyze the addition of allyl phenyl sulfide to alkynes leading to 1,4-dienes. The reaction with terminal acetylenes proceeds in high yield and high selectivity. A variety of functional groups are tolerated.


2 g in glass bottle

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1325 - class 4.1 - PG 2 - Flammable solids, organic, n.o.s., HI: all

WGK Germany


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Tiziana Funaioli et al.
PloS one, 5(5), e10617-e10617 (2010-05-21)
It is well known that, stemming from the mutual interplay between chromophores, circular dichroism (CD) is a powerful technique to deal with structural problems for both the small organic molecule and the biopolymer. However, quantitative interpretations of the spectroscopic and...
Quanyou Feng et al.
Nature communications, 9(1), 1559-1559 (2018-04-21)
Biodegradable polyesters with various tacticities have been synthesized by means of stereoselective ring-opening polymerization of racemic lactide and β-lactones but with limited side-chain groups. However, stereoselective synthesis of functional polyesters remains challenging from O-carboxyanhydrides that have abundant pendant side-chain functional...
G Eliad Benitez-Medina et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 48(47), 17579-17587 (2019-11-22)
The nickel-catalyzed N-alkylation of a variety of arylamines via transfer hydrogenation in the absence of pressurized hydrogen and basic or acidic additives was achieved in a tandem reaction. This process was further extended to the C[double bond, length as m-dash]N...
Addison N Desnoyer et al.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 25(20), 5259-5268 (2019-01-30)
The electronic nature of Ni π-complexes is underexplored even though these complexes have been widely postulated as intermediates in organometallic chemistry. Herein, the geometric and electronic structure of a series of nickel π-complexes, Ni(dtbpe)(X) (dtbpe=1,2-bis(di-tert-butyl)phosphinoethane; X=alkene or carbonyl containing π-ligands)...
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 111, 6432-6432 (1989)
Csp2- and Csp-hybridized coupling reactions are established catalytic approaches. However, multi-step Csp3- and Csp2-coupling reactions of boronic acids and related derivatives are still limited by ineffective two-electron transmetalation reactions.
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