Nickel’s ability to cleave strong s-bonds is again in the spotlight after a recent report that demonstrates the feasibility of nickel complexes to promote decarboxylation of diaryl ketones. This transformation involves the cleavage of two strong C-C(O) bonds and avoids the use of noble metals, hence reinforcing the potential of decarbonylation as a technique for forging C–C bonds
Forging C–C bonds through decarbonylation of aryl ketones
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2017, 56 (24), 6708-6710, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201702188.
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