Seminar: Dr Jason Dutton - Using Hypervalent Iodine to Unlock New Transition Metal and Main Group Chemistry

Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 12:00pm – Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 1:00pm  |  Chem Sci M10

Speaker: Dr Jason Dutton

The use of hypervalent I(III) reagents for the oxidation of late transition metals is a topic of major interest. In particular the groups of Sanford and Ritter have used I(III) compounds such as PhICl2 and PhI(OAc)2 to access Pd(IV) complexes, which have been used mainly in stoichiometric and catalytic C-H activations. The Dutton group has been studying the use of dicationic I(III) complexes [PhI(pyridine)]2+ as  oxidants for late metals for chemistry involving Pd(IV), Pt(IV) and Au(III). Most significantly we have used this method to synthesize homoleptic Au(III) trications, which represent a new family of gold compounds. These Au(III) trications can be used to access unique reactivity between gold and water.