Rare examples are known of non-covalent immobilization of water-soluble transition metal complexes onto solid supports and their application in catalytic hydrogenations in neat water. In the present work we report on the synthesis of a novel Ir(I) complex bearing the water soluble monodentate cage phosphine PTA (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) and its immobilisation onto commercial ion-exchange resins by a straightforward heterogenization method. The materials obtained were used as catalysts for the hydrogenations of cyclic imines and α-keto esters under mild conditions using water as a green reaction medium, avoiding as much as possible the use of toxic and/or hazardous solvents.
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