Mechanism of N-h bond cleavage of aniline by a dearomatized PNP-pincer type phosphaalkene complex of Iridium(I)

Yung Hung Chang, Yumiko Nakajima, Hiromasa Tanaka, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Fumiyuki Ozawa

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Abstract

Detailed mechanistic investigations using kinetic and theoretical methods have been conducted for deprotonative N-H bond cleavage of p-YC 6H4NH2 (Y = H, MeO, Me, Cl, Br, NO2) by [K(18-crown-6)][Ir(Cl)(PPEP*)] (1a) bearing a dearomatized PNP-pincer type phosphaalkene ligand (PPEP*) to afford [Ir(NHC6H 4Y)(PPEP)] (2) with an aromatized ligand (PPEP). While 1a is in equilibrium with [K(18-crown-6)]Cl (3) and [Ir(PPEP*)] (4) in solution, the N-H bond cleavage proceeds via association of 1a with aniline, where the coordination of aniline to iridium is insignificant; instead, aniline is associated with PPEP* by hydrogen bonding. In contrast, the N-H bond cleavage of ammonia proceeds via the pentacoordinate intermediate [Ir(Cl)(NH3)(PPEP*)]. The difference between the N-H bond cleavage processes of aniline and ammonia is examined by DFT calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-721
Number of pages7
JournalOrganometallics
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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