Synthesis of Dithiocyanatobis(triphenylphosphine) nickel(II)

To a reflux apparatus, add 4.5 g of nickel nitrate hexahydrate, 70 mL of ethanol and 2.4 g of ammonium thiocyanate, reflux for 15 minutes. Dissolve 8.4 g of triphenylphosphine in 90 mL of hot ethanol, then pour the solution to the refluxing apparatus, and reflux for further 30 minutes. Then the mixture was cooled down and filtered with washing twice with 50 mL of hot ethanol. Dry the fine product.



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