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3/13/2012 - Synthesis of Nickel tetracarbonyl

    About a decade after Mendeleev made his predictions of Eka-Si(C2H5)4, in 1890, a scientist by the name of Ludwig Mond became the first to synthesize Nickel tetracarbonyl, Ni(CO)4.  This was performed by passing carbon monoxide over Nickel metal to make a light yellow liquid.  This technology was then harnessed to refine nickel when Mond founded the company Imperial Chemical Industries.

Nickel Tetracarbonyl

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