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Factors dictating carbene formation at (PNP)Ir

Brookes, Nigel J; Whited, Matthew; Ariafard, Alireza; Stranger, Robert; Grubbs, Robert; Yates, Brian F


The mechanistic subtleties involved with the interaction of an amido/bis(phosphine)-supported (PNP)Ir fragment with a series of linear and cyclic ethers have been investigated using density functional theory. Our analysis has revealed the factors dictating reaction direction toward either an iridium-supported carbene or a vinyl ether adduct. The (PNP)Ir structure will allow carbene formation only from accessible carbons α to the ethereal oxygen, such that d electron back-donation from the metal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Organometallics
DOI: 10.1021/om100211a


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