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C–H Activation of 2,4,6-Triphenylphosphinine: Synthesis and Characterization of the First Homoleptic Phosphinine–Iridium(III) Complex fac-[Ir(C^P)3]

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posted on 18.02.2016, 17:50 authored 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.