Formation and reactivity of Ir(III) hydroxycarbonyl complexes.


Kinetic studies show that the reaction of [TpIr(CO)2] (1, Tp = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate) with water to give [TpIr(CO2H)(CO)H] (2) is second order (k = 1.65 x 10(-4) dm(3) mol(-1) s(-1), 25 degrees C, MeCN) with activation parameters DeltaH++= 46+/-2 kJ mol(-1) and DeltaS++ = -162+/-5 J K(-1) mol(-1). A kinetic isotope effect of k(H2O)/k(D2O) = 1.40 at 20… (More)