The reduction of the stable Nickel (II) complex (left molecule) using cobaltocene as a reductant (middle molecule) to afford the reactive Nickel(I) complex (right molecule). Shown in the image are 2D and 3D representations of the molecules studied by Sebastien Lapointe. After the reaction, the bromine atom adopts a bent position.
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