C–H Activation of 2,4,6-Triphenylphosphinine: Synthesis and Characterization of the First Homoleptic Phosphinine–Iridium(III) Complex fac-[Ir(C^P)3]
journal contributionposted on 18.02.2016, 17:50 by Leen E. E. Broeckx, Wylliam Delaunay, Camille Latouche, Martin Lutz, Abdou Boucekkine, Muriel Hissler, Christian Müller
Access to homoleptic phosphinine-based coordination compounds of d6 metals has so far remained elusive. We report here on the preparation and full characterization of the first homoleptic phosphinine–iridium(III) complex, obtained by C–H activation of 2,4,6-triphenylphosphinine with [Ir(acac)3]. This result opens up new perspectives for the implementation of such aromatic heterocycles in more applied research fields.