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Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Stable Hydride−Alkylidene Complexes of Iridium(III)

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posted on 19.08.1998, 00:00 by Francisco M. Alías, Manuel L. Poveda, Murielle Sellin, Ernesto Carmona, Enrique Gutiérrez-Puebla, Angeles Monge
The protonation of the iridapyrrole complex allows the isolation of the two possible stereoisomers of the chelating Ir(III) alkylidene (2; Ar‘ = 3,5-C6H3(CF3)2). They undergo easy and reversible hydride migration onto the electrophilic carbene atom.