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Synthesis and characterization of a tetradentate PNCP iridium complex for catalytic alkane dehydrogenation


A novel hydrido iridium chloride complex supported by a tetradentate PNCP ligand has been synthesized and characterized. Upon activation with NaOtBu, the PNCP-IrHCl complex is active for transfer dehydrogenation of cyclic and linear alkanes.

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Jia, X., Huang, Z. Synthesis and characterization of a tetradentate PNCP iridium complex for catalytic alkane dehydrogenation. Sci. China Chem. 58, 1340–1344 (2015).

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  • alkane
  • dehydrogenation
  • iridium
  • tetradentate ligand