Electrochemical and chemical routes to hydride loss from an iridium dihydride

A. G. Walden, A. Kumar, N. Lease, A. S. Goldman, A. J.M. Miller

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With a view towards replacing sacrificial hydrogen acceptors in alkane dehydrogenation catalysis, electrochemical methods for oxidative activation of a pincer-ligated iridium hydride intermediate were explored. A 1H+/2e- oxidation process was observed in THF solvent, with net hydride loss leading to a reactive cationic intermediate that can be trapped by chloride. Analogous reactivity was observed with the concerted hydride transfer reagent Ph3C+, connecting chemical and electrochemical hydride loss pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9766-9769
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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