Nitrogen atom insertion into IR - S and C - S bonds initiated by photolysis of iridium(III) - azido-dithiocarbamato complexes

Takayoshi Suzuki, Antonio G. DiPasquale, James M. Mayer

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Photolysis of acetonitrile solutions of Cp*Ir(R2dtc)(N3) [Cp* = η5-C5Me5, R2dtc = S2CNR2; R = Me (1) or Et (1′)] at temperatures below 0 °C afford five-coordinate complexes Cp*Ir{NSC(NR2)S} (2 or 2′), where a nitrogen atom has been inserted into one of the Ir-S bonds. In solution, complex 2 thermally convert to the azaethene-1,2-dithiolate complex, Cp*Ir[SN=C(NMe2)S] (3), which could be crystallized as the corresponding dimer, {Cp*Ir[μ-SN=C(NMe2)S-κ3S:S,S′]}2 (4). As a result, a nitrogen atom that originated in the azide ligand is transferred into a C-S bond of the dithiocarbamate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10514-10515
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2003
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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