Palladium, iridium and ruthenium complexes with acyclic imino-N-heterocyclic carbenes and their application in aqua-phase Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction and transfer hydrogenation.

Palladium (4a–4c), iridium (5a–5c) and ruthenium (6a–6c) complexes have been prepared by in situ transmetalation from the corresponding silver complexes of acyclic imino-functionalized imidazolium chlorides [1-(Me)-imidazolium-3-{C(p-CH(3)-Ph)=N(Ar)}]Cl (3) (Ar = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl (3a), 2,6-diisopropylphenyl (3b) and phenyl (3c)) with [Pd(COD)Cl(2… CONTINUE READING