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UV-light promoted C–H bond activation of benzene and fluorobenzenes by an iridium(I) pincer complex

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Abstract

Iridium(I) carbonyl complex [Ir(2,6-(PtBu2CH2)2C6H3)(CO)] undergoes reversible C–H bond activation of benzene and a series of fluorobenzenes on UV irradiation. Exclusive ortho-selectivity is observed in reactions of fluorobenzene and 1,2-difluorobenzene.

Graphical abstract: UV-light promoted C–H bond activation of benzene and fluorobenzenes by an iridium(i) pincer complex

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2016, accepted on 26 Feb 2017 and first published on 17 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09807J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 3634-3636
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    UV-light promoted C–H bond activation of benzene and fluorobenzenes by an iridium(I) pincer complex

    S. A. Hauser, J. Emerson-King, S. Habershon and A. B. Chaplin, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3634
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09807J

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