Li L1, Wu F, Zhang S, Wang D, Ding Y, Zhu Z.
Dalton Trans. 2013 Apr 7;42(13):4539-43. doi: 10.1039/c2dt32800c.In this paper, a C-F bond activation reaction of a chloro-bridged iridium(III) dimer (dfppy)(2)Ir(μ-Cl)(2)Ir(dfppy)(2) (1) (dfppy denotes 2-(4,6-difluorophenyl)pyridyl) in the presence of sodium methoxide has been reported, leading to the formation of a heteroleptic cyclometalated iridium(III) fluorophenylpyridine complex 2. HPLC-mass analysis confirmed the release of formaldehyde in the product mixture. Read More