A series of triflylamide-tethered Cp′Rh and Cp′Ir complexes, [η5:η1-(CH3)4C 5(CH2)nNTf]M (M = Rh, Ir, n = 2-4), have been newly prepared and their three-legged piano-stool structure has been characterized. The tethered complexes having the (R,R)-MsDPEN ligand have been found to promote asymmetric hydrogenation of acetophenone, which indicates that the introduction of a suitable triflylamide tether unit changes their catalytic function from transfer hydrogenation to hydrogenation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry