INTRAZEOLITE CARBONYL(ETA-5-CYCLOPENTADIENYL)DIHYDRIDOIRIDIUM(III) (CPIR(CO)H2-M56Y, WHERE M = H, LI, NA, K, RB, AND CS)


CROWFOOT L., OZIN G., ÖZKAR S.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.113, no.6, pp.2033-2040, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 113 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ja00006a025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2033-2040

Abstract

Vapor-phase impregnation and thermal equilibration of CpIr(CO)H2 in dehydrated M56Y (where M = H, Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs) yields samples in which the guest displays two main anchoring modes. In Li56Y and Na56Y, a CpIrH2(CO)...M+ interaction is favored (type I), whereas in K56Y, Rb56Y, and Cs56Y the preferred-binding geometry involves CpIr(CO)H2...M+ (type II). The topology, spacial requirements, and ionic potential of the site II M+ cations appear to be mutually responsible for "lock-and-key" anchoring effects of CpIr(CO)H2 in the supercage of zeolite Y. The thermal and photochemical reactivities of CpIr(CO)H2-M56Y toward D2, HBr, CO, C6H6, and alkanes are investigated and compared with the situation known in solution. With D2, one finds only H/D exchange of the hydride ligands to yield intrazeolite CpIr(CO)D2-M56Y without hydride or Cp ring hydrogen scrambling, while exposure to CO yields the known intrazeolite species CpIr(CO)2-M56Y. In the case of both Bronsted acid H56Y and proton-loaded (HBr)8-Na56Y zeolites, one discovers a proton-induced, reductive-elimination, dimerization reaction, which yields the novel intrazeolite dimer Cp2Ir2(CO)2-M56Y anchored to a supercage Bronsted acid site via one of its bridge carbonyl ligands. By contrast to the situation found in solution, CpIr(CO)H2-M56Y so far appears to be photochemically and thermally inactive toward C-H bond activation chemistry with arenes and alkanes.