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ERIC Number: EJ1145983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis of Dichlorophosphinenickel(II) Compounds and Their Catalytic Activity in Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions: A Simple Air-Free Experiment for Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Thananatthanachon, Todsapon; Lecklider, Michelle R.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n6 p786-789 Jun 2017
In this experiment, students perform an air-free synthesis of three dichlorophosphinenickel(II) compounds, NiCl[subscript 2](PPh[subscript 3])[subscript 2], NiCl[subscript 2](PCy[subscript 3])[subscript 2], and NiCl[subscript 2](DPPE), using NiCl[subscript 2]·6H[subscript 2]O and the appropriate phosphine as the precursors. These colorful nickel compounds are air-sensitive in solution, but are stable toward air once isolated in the solid form. The synthesized nickel products will be utilized in a catalytic Suzuki cross-coupling reaction between phenylboronic acid and 1-bromo-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzene. The formation of the desired product, 4-(trifluoromethyl)biphenyl, is observed and determined quantitatively by [superscript 19]F{[superscript 1]H} NMR spectroscopy. The effect of the phosphine ligands on the formation of the nickel products and their catalytic activity will also be determined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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