Chlorination of (Phebox)Ir(mesityl)(OAc) by thionyl chloride

Meng Zhou, Alan S. Goldman

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Pincer (Phebox)Ir(mesityl)(OAc) (2) (Phebox = 3,5-dimethylphenyl-2,6-bis(oxazolinyl)) complex, formed by benzylic C-H activation of mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) using (Phebox)Ir(OAc)2OH2 (1), was treated with thionyl chloride to rapidly form 1-(chloromethyl)-3,5-dimethylbenzene in 50% yield at 23 ° C. A green species was obtained at the end of reaction, which decomposed during flash column chromatography to form (Phebox)IrCl2OH2 in 87% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10122-10130
Number of pages9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Chlorination
  • Iridium mesityl
  • Phebox ligand
  • Pincer complex
  • Thionyl chloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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