Bis(cyclooctadiene)nickel, Ni(COD)2
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core: nickel
reagent type: catalyst


60 °C (dec.) (lit.)

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Reactant for:
  • Oxidative addition reactions

Catalyst for:
  • Asymmetric α-arylation and heteroarylation of ketones with chloroarenes
  • Cross-coupling reactions
  • Regioselective and stereoselective carboxylation/cyclization of allenyl aldehydes under a carbon dioxide atmosphere
  • Methyl carboxylation of homopropargylic alcohols
  • Stereoselective borylative ketone-diene coupling
  • Cycloaddition of benzamides with internal alkynes
Catalyst for the cycloaddition of 1,3-dienes.
Used to catalyze the addition of allyl phenyl sulfide to alkynes leading to 1,4-dienes. The reaction with terminal acetylenes proceeds in high yield and high selectivity. A variety of functional groups are tolerated.


2 g in glass bottle

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1325 - class 4.1 - PG 2 - Flammable solids, organic, n.o.s., HI: all

WGK Germany


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