Yakhvarov, D., Trofimova, E., Sinyashin, O., Kataeva, O., Budnikova, Y., Lönnecke, P., Hey-Hawkins, E., Petr, A., Krupskaya, Y., Kataev, V., Klingeler, R., Büchner, B.
The reaction of [NiBr2(bpy)2] (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine) with organic phosphinic acids ArP(O)(OH)H [Ar = Ph, 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl (Mes), 9-anthryl (Ant)] leads to the formation of binuclear nickel(II) complexes with bridging ArP(H)O2 - ligands. Crystal structures of the binuclear complexes [Ni2(μ- O2P(H)Ar)2(bpy)4]Br2 (Ar = Ph, Mes, Ant) have been determined. In each structure, the metal ions have distorted octahedral coordination and are doubly bridged by two arylphosphinato ligands. Magnetic susceptibility measurements have shown that these complexes display strong antiferromagnetic coupling between the two nickel atoms at low temperatures, apparently similar to binuclear nickel(II) complexes with bridging carboxylato ligands. Cyclic voltammetry and in situ EPR spectroelectrochemistry show that these complexes can be electrochemically reduced and oxidized with the formation of Ni(I),Ni(0)/Ni(III) derivatives.
Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 50, Issue 10, 16 May 2011, Pages 4553-4558