Mostly used in wax oil catalytic cracking and heavy oil catalytic cracking. The catalytic water-oxidation activity of Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer has been characterized electrochemically and by using chemical oxidants. Results show it can function as an operationally homogeneous water-oxidation catalyst when driven with sodium periodate as a primary oxidant, but rapidly decomposes using Ce(IV) as a primary oxidant.
Tomotaka Hirabayashi,; Satoshi Sakaguchi,; Yasutaka Ishii. Iridium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Vinyl Ethers from Alcohols and Vinyl Acetate. Organic Syntheses. year of publication , volume issue , pg no.
Alexander R. Parent,; James D. Blakemore,; Gary W. Brudvig,; Robert H. Crabtree. Wilkinson's iridium acetate trimer as a water-oxidation catalyst. Chem. Commun., . 2011, 47 (42),11745-11747.
Mentions de danger (UE): H318-H317
Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Mentions de prudence: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P310a-P363-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.