Synthesis 2018; 50(03): 499-513
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1591853
short review
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Recent Advances in Nickel Catalysis Enabled by Stoichiometric Metallic Reducing Agents

Edward Richmond*, Joseph Moran*
This work was supported in part by a LabEx CSC ‘Chemistry of Complex Systems’ grant and from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no 639170).
Further Information

Publication History

Received: 29 September 2017

Accepted after revision: 07 November 2017

Publication Date:
14 December 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

This short review describes recent advances in the field of nickel catalysis, specifically transformations employing stable Ni(II) precatalysts that are activated in situ with the use of stoichiometric metallic reducing agents. The article seeks to summarise the field, highlighting key studies and discussing mechanistic facets. The review closes with an eye on future directions in redox-enabled nickel catalysis.

1 Introduction

2 Nickel Catalysis Enabled by Metallic Reducing Agents

3 Reductive Cross-Coupling

4 Reductive Carboxylation and Acylation-type reactions

5 Miscellaneous Reactivity

6 Perspectives and Future Directions

 
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