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.
- hydrogen isotope exchange processes
- solvent scope
- iridium(I) complexes
Kennedy, A. R., Kerr, W., Moir, R., & Reid, M. (2014). Anion effects to deliver enhanced iridium catalysts for hydrogen isotope exchange processes. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12(40), 7927-7931. https://doi.org/10.1039/C4OB01570C