(PCP)IrH2 efficiently catalyzes the "acceptorless" dehydrogenation of alkanes. The key step in the reaction cycle is calculated (DFT/B3LYP) to be dissociative loss of H2 to afford an Ir(I) intermediate; this conclusion is supported by experimental results.
- Acceptorless dehydrogenation
- Homogenous catalysis
- Pincer complexes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry