The holiday paper flurry continues! ❄️⛄️🥶 This time it’s Team Nickel, who together with collaborators at Bristol Myers Squibb describe the use of Ni(COD)(DMFU) as a well-defined, all-in-one precatalyst for alkene diarylation. This lovely red free-flowing solid can be conveniently prepared in high yield from Ni(COD)2 and is indefinitely thermally stable as long as handled in an inert-atmosphere glovebox. Congrats to the Scripps team, Nana, Van, and Omar, as well as BMS team, Steve and Martin. Here’s to another great year to come in the Scripps–BMS collaboration!
For a link to the paper, click here: https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/a-1344-6040