Complexes of Ni(i): A "rare" oxidation state of growing importance

Chun Yi Lin, Philip P. Power

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Nickel plays an important role in areas as diverse as metallurgy, magnetism and biology as well as in chemical applications such as the catalytic transformation of organic substrates. Despite nickel's importance, the investigation of its compounds in various oxidation states remains uneven and those in the +1 oxidation are less common than those in the neighboring 0 and +2 oxidation states. Nonetheless, in recent years, the volume of work on Ni(i) complexes has increased to the extent that they can be no longer regarded as rare. This review focuses on the syntheses and structures of Ni(i) complexes and shows that they display a range of structures, reactivity and magnetic behavior that places them in the forefront of current nickel chemistry research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5347-5399
Number of pages53
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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