Journal article

Insertion of Zerovalent Nickel into the N–N Bond of N-Heterocyclic-Carbene-Activated N2O

Metal-mediated cleavage of the N–N bond is a rarely observed phenomenon in the chemistry of nitrous oxide (N2O). We demonstrate that, upon activation of N2O with N-heterocyclic carbenes, zerovalent nickel is able to insert into the N–N bond to give nitrosyl complexes.


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