Daniel Shiu-Hin Chan et al.
PloS one, 8(3), e60114-e60114 (2013-03-28)
We report herein a novel luminescent iridium(III) complex with two hydrophobic carbon chains as a non-reaction based chemosensor for the detection of Hg(2+) ions in aqueous solution (<0.002% of organic solvent attributed to the probe solution). Upon the addition of...
Chun-I Lee et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(9), 3560-3566 (2013-02-05)
Compounds with carbon-boron bonds are versatile intermediates for building more complex molecules via the elaboration of the carbon-boron bonds into other carbon-element bonds. The synthesis of carbon-boron bonds by catalytic dehydrogenative borylation of carbon-hydrogen bonds with dialkoxyboranes (RO)2BH is particularly...
Yuyang Zhou et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 49(31), 3230-3232 (2013-03-14)
Five iridium(III) complexes with two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands and an ancillary ligand have been designed and successfully synthesized. With multicolor photoluminescence and low toxicity, these carbene complexes were tested, for the first time, as living cell imaging reagents and...
Le Guo et al.
Organic letters, 15(5), 1144-1147 (2013-02-16)
The first α-alkylation of unactivated amides with primary alcohols is described. An effective and robust iridium pincer complex has been developed for selective α-alkylation of tertiary and secondary acetamides involving a "borrowing hydrogen" methodology. The method is compatible with alcohols...
José Luis Núñez-Rico et al.
Organic letters, 15(8), 2066-2069 (2013-04-12)
Iridium(I) complexes of enantiomerically pure phosphine-phosphite ligands ([Ir(Cl)(cod)(P-OP)]) efficiently catalyze the enantioselective hydrogenation of diverse C═N-containing heterocyclic compounds (benzoxazines, benzoxazinones, benzothiazinones, and quinoxalinones; 25 examples, up to 99% ee). A substrate-to-catalyst ratio as high as 2000:1 was reached.