Addition of [(eta(5)-C(5)Me(5))IrH(4)] to a zwitterionic silylene: stepwise formation of iridium(V)-silyl and iridium(III)-silylene complexes.

@article{Jungton2010AdditionO,
  title={Addition of [(eta(5)-C(5)Me(5))IrH(4)] to a zwitterionic silylene: stepwise formation of iridium(V)-silyl and iridium(III)-silylene complexes.},
  author={Ann-Katrin Jungton and Antje Meltzer and Carsten Pr{\"a}sang and Thomas Braun and Matthias Driess and A Raymond Penner},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 23},
  pages={5436-8}
}
The first zwitterionic silyl-iridium(v) complex is generated by insertion of silylene into an iridium-hydrogen bond of the iridium(v) hydride , [(eta(5)-C(5)Me(5))IrH(4)]. Complex undergoes proton migration from an IrH moiety to the terminal CH(2) group of the silyl ligand to furnish the N-donor stabilised Ir(iii)-silylene complex .