Hydrogen Atom Transfer by High-Valent Nickel Complexes
- Dr Aidan McDonald
- Trinity College Dublin
High-valent terminal metal-oxygen and metal-halide adducts are hypothesized to be the potent oxidising reactants in late transition metal oxidation catalysis. Examples of high-valent terminal nickel-halide and nickel-oxygen adducts are sparse, meaning there is a dearth in the understanding of such oxidants. I will describe the preparation of a family of Ni(III)-oxygen and -halide adducts. Structure function relationships in a series of complexes have been elucidated, providing us with critical insight into the hydrocarbon oxidation reactivity properties of high-valent oxidants.