Iridium(I) hydroxides in catalysis : rearrangement of allylic alcohols to ketones

Nelson, David J and Fernández-Salas, José A and Truscott, Byron J and Nolan, Steven P. (2014) Iridium(I) hydroxides in catalysis : rearrangement of allylic alcohols to ketones. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. ISSN 1477-0520

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    Abstract

    The iridium(I) hydroxide complex [Ir(OH)(COD)(IiPr)] has been shown to be a competent catalyst for the rearrangement of allylic alcohols to ketones. Reactions proceed in short reaction times (1 − 1.5 h) with microwave heating, in the absence of additives.