This communication describes the two-electron oxidation of (DIPPCCC)NiX (DIPPCCC = bis(diisopropylphenyl-benzimidazol-2-ylidene)phenyl); X = Cl or Br) with halogen and halogen surrogates to form (DIPPCCC)NiX3. These complexes represent a rare oxidation state of nickel, as well as an unprecedented reaction pathway to access these species through Br2 and halogen surrogate (benzyltrimethylammonium tribromide). The NiIV complexes have been characterized by a suite of spectroscopic techniques and can readily reduce to the NiII counterpart, allowing for cycling between the NiII/NiIV oxidation states.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry