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Cyclometalation via Carbon–Fluorine Bond Activation Induced by Silver Particles

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posted on 2017-02-27, 16:51 authored by Hayden P. Thomas, Yue-Ming Wang, Fabio Lorenzini, Simon J. Coles, Peter N. Horton, Andrew C. Marr, Graham C. Saunders
On treatment with either freshly prepared silver nanoparticles or silver particles mechanochemically generated by stirring silver­(I) oxide in dichloromethane, the complex [Cp*IrCl2C-MeNC3H2NCH2C6F5)] underwent a rapid and clean cyclometalation involving carbonfluorine bond fission to afford the product [Cp*IrCl­(κC2-MeNC3H2NCH2C6F4)].