Easy preparation of Cp*-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbenes and their coordination to rhodium and iridium

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A simple high-yielding method for the preparation of a tetramethylcyclopentadienyl-NHC ligand is described. This ligand has been successfully coordinated to Rh and Ir. A related Cp*-NHC ligand with a -CH2CMePh-linker between the Cp* and the NHC is also described, together with its coordination to Rh and Ir. This latter ligand, affords the orthocyclometallation of the phenyl ring yielding a constrained structure in which the ligand is tridentate. All the complexes have been fully characterized and their crystal structures are described. Preliminary catalytic results on the beta-alkylation of secondary alcohols and N-alkylation of aniline with primary alcohols are also reported.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)6960-6966
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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