1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) ligated iridium(I) complexes as catalysts for the intramolecular hydroamination of 4-pentyn-1-amine in water

Donald Alan Krogstad, Andrew J. DeBoer, William J. Ortmeier, Joseph W. Rudolf, Jason A. Halfen

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The water-soluble complex [Ir(COD)(PTA)3]Cl (1, PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) was prepared by the reaction of [IrCl(COD)]2 with six equivalents of PTA under a nitrogen atmosphere. Compound 1 was fully characterized in solution and the solid state. 1 crystallized in the monoclinic space group C2/c with a = 29.648(9) Å, b = 11.238(2) Å, c = 19.930(2) Å, and β = 96.55(2)°. Complex 1 and the related Ir(I) compounds, [IrCl(CO)(PTA)3] (2) and [Ir(CO)(PTA)4]Cl (3), were active catalysts in the intramolecular hydroamination of 4-pentyn-1-amine in water. This is the first reported study of the Ir(I) mediated transformation in aqueous media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1141-1144
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005



  • 1,3,5-Triaza-7-phosphaadamantane
  • Intramolecular hydroamination
  • Iridium
  • Phosphine
  • Water

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