Serendipitous preparation of fac-(acetonitrile-κN) trichlorido[(1,2,5,6-g)-cycloocta-1,5-diene]-iridium(III)

David M. Morris, Joseph S. Merola, S. Parkin

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-373
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by NIH/NHLBI R01HL086936 (JMD). We thank Drs. Monica P. Goldklang and Piotr Sklepkiewicz to providing us the cDNA samples from cigarette smoked mice lungs. The authors thank Ms. Tomoe Shiomi for her technical assistance to the histological analysis and Mr. Denzel Woode for his critical reading of the manuscript.


  • Acetonitrile
  • Crystal structure
  • Cycloocta-diene
  • Iridium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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