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Two new [Ir(NHC)(COD)Cl] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene; COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) iridium complexes (2a,b) have been prepared by the reaction of [Ir(COD)Cl]2 with in situ prepared NHC–Ag carbene transfer agents in dichloromethane at ambient temperature. They have been fully characterized by 1H, 13C NMR, and elemental analysis. X-ray diffraction studies on single crystals of 2a and 2b confirm the square planar geometry. Complexes of type [Ir(NHC)(CO)2Cl] [NHC = 1,3-diisopropyl(5,6-dimethyl)benzimidazol-2-ylidene] 3 were also synthesized to compare σ-donor/π-acceptor strength of NHC ligands. Transfer hydrogenation (TH) reactions of various aldehydes and ketones have been studied using complexes 2a and 2b as catalysts. The 5,6-dimethyl substituted iridium complex (2b) showed the highest catalytic activity for the TH reaction.
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