Research Article: Bis(η3-2-tert-butyl-1-trimethyl­silyl-3-phenyl-1-aza­all­yl)nickel(II)

Date Published: April 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Junsheng Hao, Haimei Liu, Hai-Yan Yuan.


The title compound, [Ni(C15H24NSi)2], is a homoleptic metal–η3-aza­allyl centrosymmetric complex containing two aza­allyl ligands bound in an η3-manner to an NiII atom located on a center of symmetry. The overall coordination about the NiII atom is square-planar. The C and N atoms of the aza­allyl group are sp2-hybridized. The uneven Ni—C and Ni—N distances [2.045 (5)/2.060 (6) and 1.916 (5) Å] are influenced by a steric hindering effect from the nearby benzene ring.

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For metal-mediated reactions, see: Blystone (1989 ▶). For related 1-aza­allyl complexes including some main group elements and transition metals, see: Avent et al. (2004 ▶); Caro et al. (2001 ▶); Hitchcock et al. (2000 ▶). For related cobalt–η3-allyl complexes, see: Yuan et al. (2007 ▶).




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