Iridium tetrachloride

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Iridium tetrachloride
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 233-048-8
UNII
  • InChI=1S/4ClH.Ir/h4*1H;/q;;;;+4/p-4
    Key: CALMYRPSSNRCFD-UHFFFAOYSA-J
  • Cl[Ir](Cl)(Cl)Cl
Properties
Cl4Ir
Molar mass 334.02 g·mol−1
Appearance amorphous brown solid
good
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Iridium tetrachloride is an inorganic compound with the approximate formula IrCl4(H2O)n. It is a water-soluble dark brown amorphous solid. A well defined derivative is ammonium hexachloroiridate ((NH4)2IrCl6).[1] It is used to prepare catalysts, such as the Henbest Catalyst for transfer hydrogenation of cyclohexanones.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas R. B. Mitchell (2001). "Iridium(IV) Chloride". E-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. doi:10.1002/047084289X.ri050. ISBN 0471936235.
  2. ^ E. L. Eliel, T. W. Doyle, R. O. Hutchins, E. C. Gilbert (1970). "cis-4-tert-Butylecyclohexanol". Org. Synth. 50: 13. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.050.0013.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)