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Synthesis and X-ray structures of cyclometalated iridium complexes including the hydrides

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Cyclometalation of [Cp*IrCl2]2 with ketimine ligands generated very active catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of imines as well as reductive amination. The synthesis and X-ray diffraction structures of three such complexes are disclosed in this paper. The hydrides of two complexes, key intermediates in hydrogenation, have been isolated and their structures determined by X-ray diffraction as well.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and X-ray structures of cyclometalated iridium complexes including the hydrides

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2012, accepted on 20 Sep 2012 and first published on 20 Sep 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31368E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 935-940
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    Synthesis and X-ray structures of cyclometalated iridium complexes including the hydrides

    C. Wang, H. T. Chen, J. Bacsa, C. R. A. Catlow and J. Xiao, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 935
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31368E

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