Recent advances in homogeneous nickel catalysis

Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):299-309. doi: 10.1038/nature13274.


Tremendous advances have been made in nickel catalysis over the past decade. Several key properties of nickel, such as facile oxidative addition and ready access to multiple oxidation states, have allowed the development of a broad range of innovative reactions. In recent years, these properties have been increasingly understood and used to perform transformations long considered exceptionally challenging. Here we discuss some of the most recent and significant developments in homogeneous nickel catalysis, with an emphasis on both synthetic outcome and mechanism.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry Techniques, Synthetic*
  • Chemistry, Organic
  • Nickel / chemistry*
  • Oxidation-Reduction


  • Nickel