Formal oxidative addition of a C-H bond by a 16e iridium(i) complex involves metal-ligand cooperation

Amit Kumar, Moran Feller, Yehoshoa Ben-David, Yael Diskin-Posner, David Milstein

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The first example of oxidative addition of a C-H bond to a square planar d8-Iridium complex, without any external additive, such as an acid, is described. Our mechanistic investigations show that metal-ligand cooperation through aromatization-dearomatization of the lutidine backbone is involved in this process, and that the actual C-H activation step occurs through an Ir(iii) intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5365-5368
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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