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Chloro(1,5-cyclooctadiene)iridium(I) dimer is widely used as a precursor to other iridium complexes, which finds application in homogeneous catalysis like carbonylation, hydrosilylation, hydrofomylation, asymmetric allylic substitutions, metathesis and chiral catalysis reactions. It is involved in the preparation of Crabtree's catalyst, which is used for hydrogenation and hydrogen-transfer reactions.
John, J.; Wilson-Konderka, C.; Metallinos, C. Low Pressure Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Quinolines using an Annulated Planar Chiral N-Ferrocenyl NHC-Iridium Complex. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357 (9), 2071-2081.
El Amouri, H.; Gruselle, M.; Jaouén, G. bis[Dichloro(η-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(III) and-iridium(III)] from bis[Chloro(1, 5-cyclooctadiene)rhodium(I) and-iridium(I)] Oxidation, and Formation of 1, 5-Cyclooctadiene(η-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)rhodium(I). Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem. 2015, 24 (3), 395-400.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
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