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Preparation and crystal structure of trans-[NiBr{C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]

Kennedy, A.R. and Cross, R.J. and Muir, K.W. (1995) Preparation and crystal structure of trans-[NiBr{C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 231 (1-2). pp. 195-200. ISSN 0020-1693

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The synthesis of trans-[NiBr{C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}], Cy = cyclohexyl, and its characterisation by spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray analysis are described. The constraints imposed by the bulky terdentate ligand lead only to minor distortions of the square planar nickel(II) coordination (P---Ni---P = 161.6(1)°). The nickel coordination is compared with those found in related complexes with terdentate N- and P-donor ligands.