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.
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Acknowledgment is made to the Concordia College Alumni Chemistry Research Fund and to the Donors of The Petroleum Research Fund, administered by the American Chemical Society, for partial support (Grant 33818-GB3 to DAK and Grant 33450-GB3 to JAH) of this research.
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- Intramolecular hydroamination