The synthesis and structural characterisation of [IrCl(COD)(PEt 3)n], n = 1 or 2, and orthometallated Vaska's compound, [IrHCl(CO)(PPh3){η2-PPh2(C 6H4)}]

Markus Brym, Cameron Jones

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Two iridium(I) complexes, [IrCl(COD)(PEt3)n], n = 1 or 2, have been prepared and structurally characterised. Although [IrCl(COD)(PEt3)] is a known compound the spectroscopic data on both compounds is presented and discussed. In addition, the X-ray crystal structure of the previously described orthometallated isomer of Vaska's compound, [IrHCl(CO)(PPh3){η2-PPh2(C 6H4)}], is reported to show the hydride ligand irons- to the carbonyl ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-599
Number of pages5
JournalTransition Metal Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

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