Seminar: Exploring Iridium Complexes; From Bond Activations to their Use as Catalysts in Asymmetric Hydroamination Reactions

Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 12:00pm – Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 1:00pm  |  ChemSci M17

Speaker: Prof Reto Dorta

The preparation and study of new organometallic iridium species has been a central part of my curriculum since first studying the properties of iridium-DMSO complexes during my doctoral studies. In this presentation, I will give an overview of discoveries that span almost two decades and include results from both my supervised and my independent career. The major emphasis will lie on recent work from my group where we are studying cationic [Ir(NHC)(COD)]+ complexes (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) as catalysts in the (asymmetric) intramolecular hydroamination of unactivated aminoolefins.1

  1. For a comprehensive review on hydroamination: L. Huang, M. Arndt, K. Gooßen, H. Heydt, L. J. Gooßen Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 2596.