Synthesis and characterization of rhodium, iridium, and palladium complexes of a diarylamido-based PNSb pincer ligand. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new diarylmido-based pincer proto ligand (iPrPNHSbPh) with one -PPri2 and one -SbPh2 side donor has been synthesized. Three complexes of its amido form were prepared using standard metalation techniques: (iPrPNSbPh)PdCl, (iPrPNSbPh)RhCO, and (iPrPNSbPh)Ir(COE), where COE = cis-cyclooctene. These complexes were compared with their previously reported analogs incorporating a -PPh2 side donor in place of -SbPh2. The -SbPh2 donor arm is less donating towards the metal and is less strongly trans-influencing, based on the structural and IR spectroscopic analysis of the Rh complexes. The redox potential of the Pd complexes is only marginally affected by the change from -PPh2 to -SbPh2. (iPrPNSbPh)Ir(COE) proved to be a slower and less selective catalyst in the dehydrogenative borylation of terminal alkynes (DHBTA) than its -PPh2 analog.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Kosanovich, A. J., Jordan, A. M., Bhuvanesh, N., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Kosanovich, Alex J||Jordan, Aldo M||Bhuvanesh, Nattamai||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • August 2018