Anion effects to deliver enhanced iridium catalysts for hydrogen isotope exchange processes

Alan R Kennedy, William Kerr, Rory Moir, Marc Reid

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Abstract

Synthesis of a series of iridium(I) complexes of the type [(COD)Ir(IMes)(PPh3)]X (X = BF4, OTf, and BArF) has been established. Application of these species in mild hydrogen isotope exchange processes revealed more efficient catalysis and, further, a wider solvent scope when employing larger, more weakly coordinating counterions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7927-7931
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume12
Issue number40
Early online date2 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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Keywords

  • hydrogen isotope exchange processes
  • solvent scope
  • iridium(I) complexes

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