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.
- Intramolecular hydroamination