Serendipitous preparation of fac-(acetonitrile-[kappa]N)trichlorido[(1,2,5,6-[eta])-cycloocta-1,5-diene]iridium(III)
Morris, David M.
Merola, Joseph S.
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A reaction between [(COD)IrCl]2 (COD is cycloocta-1,5-diene), HCl and indene failed to provide the hoped for chloridoindenyliridium dimer, but instead produced the title compound, [IrCl3(CH3CN)(C8H12)], which is an octahedral complex of iridium(III) with a chelating cycloocta-1,5-diene ligand, three chloride ligands in a fac arrangement, and one acetonitrile ligand. Attempts to devise a rational synthesis for the title compound were unsuccessful.