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Bis(cyclooctadiene)nickel(0)

Bis(cyclooctadiene)nickel(0)
Identifiers
CAS number 1295-35-8 YesY
ChemSpider 17215769 YesY
RTECS number QR6135000
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C16H24Ni
Molar mass 275.06 g/mol
Appearance Yellow solid
Melting point

60°C (decomposes)

Hazards
R-phrases R10 R40
S-phrases S36/37
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Bis(cyclooctadiene)nickel(0) is the organometallic compound with the formula Ni(C8H12)2. This air-sensitive yellow solid is a common source of Ni(0) in chemical synthesis.[1]

Ni(cod)2, as it is commonly abbreviated, is a diamagnetic coordination complex featuring tetrahedral nickel(0) bound to the alkene groups in two 1,5-cyclooctadiene ligands. The complex is prepared by reduction of anhydrous nickel(II) acetylacetonate in the presence of the diolefin:

1/3 [Ni3(acac)6] + 2 cod + 2 AlEt3 → Ni(cod)2 + 2 acacAlEt2 + C2H6 + C2H4

Ni(cod)2 is moderately soluble in benzene and THF.[2] The cod ligands are easily displaced by phosphines, phosphites, and isocyanides.

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