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The pincer-ligated species (PCP)Ir (PCP = kappa3-C6H3-2,6-(CH2PtBu2)2) is found to promote dimerization of phenylacetylene to give the enyne complex (PCP)Ir(trans-1,4-phenyl-but-3-ene-1-yne). The mechanism of this reaction is found to proceed through three steps: (i) addition of the alkynyl C-H bond to iridium, (ii) insertion of a second phenylacetylene(More)
The iridium pincer complexes (PCP)IrH(4) (1; PCP = [kappa(3)-1,3-(CH(2)P(t)Bu(2))(2)C(6)H(3)]) and (POCOP)IrH(4) (2; POCOP = [kappa(3)-1,3-(OP(t)Bu(2))(2)C(6)H(3)]) have proven to be effective catalyst precursors for dehydrogenation of alkanes. The complex (POCOP)IrH(2) has also been applied successfully as a catalyst for release of H(2) from ammonia(More)
The reactions of aryl and alkylamines with the (PCP)Ir fragment (PCP = 1,3-di-tert-butylphosphinobenzene) were studied to determine the reactivities and stabilities of amine and amido hydride complexes relative to C-H activation products. Reaction of aniline with the (PCP)Ir unit generated from (PCP)IrH2 and norbornene resulted in the N-H oxidative addition(More)
Precursors of the pincer-ligated iridium species, (PCP)Ir, react with nitrobenzene or acetophenone at ambient temperature to give O,C-chelated complexes resulting from addition of an aryl C-H bond and coordination of a nitro or acetyl oxygen. The C-H additions appear to be completely regioselective for the position ortho to the functional group; however,(More)
The p-methoxy-substituted pincer-ligated iridium complexes, (MeO-(tBu)PCP)IrH(4) ((R)PCP = kappa(3)-C(6)H(3)-2,6-(CH(2)PR(2))(2)) and (MeO-(iPr)PCP)IrH(4), are found to be highly effective catalysts for the dehydrogenation of alkanes (both with and without the use of sacrificial hydrogen acceptors). These complexes offer an interesting comparison with the(More)
(PCP)Ir (PCP = kappa(3)-C(6)H(3)-2,6-[CH(2)P(t-Bu)(2)](2)) is found to undergo oxidative addition of the methyl-oxygen bond of electron-poor methyl aryl ethers, including methoxy-3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)benzene and methoxypentafluorobenzene, to give the corresponding aryloxide complexes (PCP)Ir(CH(3))(OAr). Although the net reaction is insertion of the Ir(More)
A pincer-ligated iridium complex is found to react with N-ethylamines, HN(Et)R (R = cyclohexyl, tert-butyl, ethyl), to give the corresponding iridium isocyanide complexes (PCP)Ir(CH3)(H)(CNR) (PCP = kappa3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2)2C6H3). This novel, regioselective C-C bond cleavage reaction occurs readily under mild conditions (25-45 degrees C). The reaction is shown(More)
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