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Electronic effects on the catalytic disproportionation of formic acid to methanol by [Cp*IrIII(R-bpy)Cl]Cl complexes

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Abstract

A series of [Cp*IrIII(R-bpy)Cl]Cl (R-bpy = 4,4′-di-R-2,2′-bipyridine; R = CF3, H, Me, tBu, OMe) complexes was prepared and studied for catalytic formic acid disproportionation. The relationship between the electron donating strength of the bipyridine substituents and methanol production of the corresponding complexes was analyzed; the unsubstituted (R = H) complex was the most selective for methanol formation.

Graphical abstract: Electronic effects on the catalytic disproportionation of formic acid to methanol by [Cp*IrIII(R-bpy)Cl]Cl complexes

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The article was received on 24 Nov 2015, accepted on 08 Jan 2016 and first published on 13 Jan 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04606H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 2436-2439
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    Electronic effects on the catalytic disproportionation of formic acid to methanol by [Cp*IrIII(R-bpy)Cl]Cl complexes

    A. F. Sasayama, C. E. Moore and C. P. Kubiak, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2436
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04606H

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