CO2 fixation employing an iridium(i)-hydroxide complex

Byron J. Truscott, David J. Nelson, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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The reactivity of a number of IrI complexes towards CO 2 is explored using [Ir(NHC)(OH)] as a key synthon. CO2 insertion into Ir-O and Ir-N bonds proved facile, yielding a number of Ir I-carbonates and -carbamates. Most importantly, reaction between CO2 and IrI-OH led to isolation of the novel [{Ir I}2-(μ-κ12-CO 3)] complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • iridium complexes
  • iridium (i)-hydroxide
  • CO2


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