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Atropisomerism in a thermally switchable, cyclometallated iridium complex

TitleAtropisomerism in a thermally switchable, cyclometallated iridium complex
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHowarth, AJ, Davies, DL, Lelj, F, Wolf, MO, Patrick, BO
JournalDALTON TRANSACTIONS
Volume41
Pagination10150-10152
ISSN1477-9226
Abstract

Two stable diastereomeric atropisomers of a cyclometallated iridium complex containing a pyrene functionalized pyridine imine ligand have been isolated. These are the first fully characterized examples of metal containing atropisomers in which the rotational axis is not between two chelating atoms. The atropisomers can be converted thermally via a rocking motion of the pyrene moiety.

DOI10.1039/c2dt31120h