Unsymmetrically substituted iridium(III)-carbene complexes by a CH-activation process

Martina Prinz, Manja Grosche, Eberhardt Herdtweck, Wolfgang A. Herrmann

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The synthesis of a new type of Ir-(III)-carbene complexes, Cp*(L′)IrH+OTf- (L′ = 1-(2-cyclohexenyl)-3-cyclohexylimidazolin-2-ylidene, OTf = OSO2CF3), based on the activation and subsequent functionalization of one cyclohexyl substituent at the N-heterocyclic carbene by a CH-activation/β-hydrogen migration process at the iridium(III) center was reported. The CH-activation/β-hydrogen migration process leads to the selective activation of one cyclohexyl ring at the N-heterocyclic carbene ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1692-1694
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2000


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