Synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of a novel organometallic (µ(3)-oxido)(µ(3)-imido) trinuclear iridium complex

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  • Magnus Schau-Magnussen
  • Phillip Malcho
  • Konrad Herbst
  • Michael Brorson
  • Bendix, Jesper
Reaction of the organometallic aqua ion [Cp*Ir(H(2)O)(3)](2+) with tert-butyl(trimethylsilyl)amine in acetone yielded a novel trinuclear (µ(3)-oxido)(µ(3)-imido)pentamethylcyclopentadienyliridium(iii) complex, [(Cp*Ir)(3)(O)(N(t)Bu)](2+). Single crystal structure analyses show the complex can be isolated both in the double salt ((t)BuNH(3))[(Cp*Ir)(3)(O)(N(t)Bu)](CF(3)SO(3))(3) (1) and in the simple triflate [(Cp*Ir)(3)(O)(N(t)Bu)](CF(3)SO(3))(2) (2). The double salt is stabilized by hydrogen bonding between the tert-butylammonium ion and the three triflate anions. It is the first time that a trinuclear (µ(3)-oxido)(µ(3)-imido) transition metal complex has been structurally characterized.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDalton Transactions (Print Edition)
Issue number16
Pages (from-to)4212-6
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2011

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