Iridium compounds: chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium

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The iridium in chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium formally is in the oxidation state 1.

Chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium

  • Formula as often written: IrCl(CO)(PPh3)2
  • Hill system formula: C37Cl1H30Ir1O1P2
  • CAS registry number: [14871-41-1]
  • Formula weight: 780.251
  • Class: complex organometallic

Synonyms

  • chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium
  • chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium(I)
  • Vaska's catalyst
  • Vaska's complex

Physical properties

  • Colour:
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 215°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density:

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in chlorocarbonylbis(triphenylphosphine) iridium
Element %
C 56.96
Cl 4.54
H 3.88
Ir 24.64
O 2.05
P 7.94

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the IrCl(CO)(PPh3)2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Ir1Cl1C37O1P2H30

mass  %
778  47.9 ________________________
779 19.9 __________
780 100.0 __________________________________________________
781 40.3 ____________________
782 34.1 _________________
783 11.8 ______
784 2.3 _
785 0.3
786 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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