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Iridium Cyclooctene Complex Forms a Hyperpolarization Transfer Catalyst Before Converting to a Binuclear C-H Bond Activation Product Responsible for Hydrogen Isotope Exchange

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JournalInorganic Chemistry
DateAccepted/In press - 3 Nov 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 9 Nov 2016
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)1-5
Early online date9/11/16
Original languageEnglish


[IrCl(COE)2]2 (1) reacts with pyridine and H2 to form crystallo-graphically characterized IrCl(H)2(COE)(py)2 (2). 2 undergoes pyridine loss to form 16-electron IrCl(H)2(COE)(py) (3) with equivalent hydride ligands. When this reaction is studied with parahydrogen, 1 efficiently achieves the hyperpolarization of free pyridine (and nicotinamide, nicotine, 5-aminopyrimidine and 3,5-lutudine) via signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) and hence reflects a simple and readily available precatayst for this process. 2 reacts further over 48 hrs at 298 K to form crystallographically characterized (Cl)(H)(py)(μ-Cl)(μ-H)(κ-μ-NC5H4)Ir(H)(py)2 (4). This dimer is shown to be active in the hydrogen isotope exchange process that is used in radiophar-maceutical preparations. Furthermore, while [Ir(H)2(COE)(py)3]PF6 (6) forms on addition of AgPF6 to 2, its stability precludes its efficient involvement in SABRE.

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