Highly active iridium(I) complexes for the selective hydrogenation of carbon-carbon multiple bonds

Linsey S. Bennie, Calum J. Fraser, Stephanie Irvine, William J. Kerr, Shalini Andersson, Göran N. Nilsson

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New iridium(I) complexes, bearing a bulky NHC/phosphine ligand combination, have been established as extremely efficient hydrogenation catalysts that can be used at low catalyst loadings, and are compatible with functional groups which are often sensitive to more routinely employed hydrogenation methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11653-11655
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number42
Early online date29 Sep 2011
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2011


  • iridium
  • iridium complexes
  • hydrogenation
  • carbon

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