A range of iridium(I) complexes of the type [Ir(cod)(NHC)PPh3)]X are reported, where the N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) is derived from the naturally-occurring imidaozlium salt, Lepidiline A (1,3-dibenzyl-4,5-dimethylimidazolium chloride). A range of complexes were prepared, with a number of NHC ligands and counter-ions, and various steric and electronic parameters of these complexes were evaluated. The activity of the [Ir(cod)(NHC)PPh3)]X complexes in hydrogen isotope exchange reactions was then studied, and compared to established iridium(I) complexes.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2020|
- N-heterocyclic carbene
- hydrogen isotope exchange
Cochrane, A. R., Kennedy, A. R., Kerr, W. J., Lindsay, D. M., Reid, M., & Tuttle, T. (2020). The natural product lepidiline A as an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand precursor in complexes of the type [Ir(cod)(NHC)PPh3)]X: synthesis, characterisation, and application in hydrogen isotope exchange catalysis. Catalysts, 10(2), . https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020161