Catalytic deuteration of silanes mediated by N-heterocyclic carbene-Ir(iii) complexes

George C. Fortman, Heiko Jacobsen, Luigi Cavallo*, Steven P. Nolan

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The catalytic activity of a series of coordinatively unsaturated NHC-M(iii) (M = Rh, Ir; NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) complexes was tested in the deuteration of secondary and tertiary silanes. Among these, [IrCl(I tBu′)2] provides the highest conversions to the deuterated species. Mechanistic studies highlight the reversible nature of the ortho-metalation reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9723-9725
Number of pages3
Issue number34
StatePublished - Sep 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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