Hydrogen shuttling: Synthesis and reactivity of a 14-electron iridium complex featuring a bis(alkyl) tethered N-heterocyclic carbene ligand

Christina Y. Tang, Nicholas Phillips, Michael J. Kelly, Simon Aldridge*

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Abstract

Solvent dependent double C–H activation in an Ir(NHC)2 system generates an agostically stabilized 14-electron complex featuring a face-capping bis(alkyl) tethered NHC ligand [NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene]. These activation processes are reversible, and the resulting ligand-derived hydrogen shuttle can be applied to the dehydrogenation of BN-containing substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11999-12001
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number98
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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