CO2 fixation employing an iridium(I)-hydroxide complex

Byron J. Truscott, David J. Nelson, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan*

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The reactivity of a number of Ir-I complexes towards CO2 is explored using [Ir(NHC)(OH)] as a key synthon. CO2 insertion into Ir-O and Ir-N bonds proved facile, yielding a number of Ir-I-carbonates and -carbamates. Most importantly, reaction between CO2 and Ir-I-OH led to isolation of the novel [{Ir-I}(2)-(mu-kappa(1):kappa(2)-CO3)] complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Early online date14 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2014


  • Dioxide Coordination Chemistry
  • Transition-Metal-Complexes
  • Carbon-Dioxide
  • Reductive Elimination
  • Molecular-Structure
  • Reactivity
  • Insertion
  • Activation
  • Rhodium
  • Bond


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