Iridium Catalyzed Deoxygenation of Epoxides with Carbon Monoxide
2019-09-09T20:23:42Z (GMT) by
This work describes the selective desoxygenation of epoxides to olefins using carbon monoxide as the reducing agent and an iridium pincer complex as the homogeneous catalyst. A lithium salt additive acts as co-catalyst in various steps of the catalytic cycle. The mechanism is elucidated including the isolation of intermediates.