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Molecules 2015, 20(6), 10122-10130;

Chlorination of (Phebox)Ir(mesityl)(OAc) by Thionyl Chloride

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers New Brunswick—Busch Campus, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
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Academic Editor: Michael Findlater
Received: 14 May 2015 / Accepted: 29 May 2015 / Published: 1 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue C-H Bond Activation and Functionalization)
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Pincer (Phebox)Ir(mesityl)(OAc) (2) (Phebox = 3,5-dimethylphenyl-2,6-bis(oxazolinyl)) complex, formed by benzylic C-H activation of mesitylene (1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) using (Phebox)Ir(OAc)2OH2 (1), was treated with thionyl chloride to rapidly form 1-(chloromethyl)-3,5-dimethylbenzene in 50% yield at 23 °C. A green species was obtained at the end of reaction, which decomposed during flash column chromatography to form (Phebox)IrCl2OH2 in 87% yield. View Full-Text
Keywords: chlorination; phebox ligand; iridium mesityl; thionyl chloride; pincer complex chlorination; phebox ligand; iridium mesityl; thionyl chloride; pincer complex

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Zhou, M.; Goldman, A.S. Chlorination of (Phebox)Ir(mesityl)(OAc) by Thionyl Chloride. Molecules 2015, 20, 10122-10130.

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