Cyclometalated Iridium Complexes as Highly Active Catalysts for the Hydrogenation of Imines
Received: 20 August 2013
Accepted after revision: 04 October 2013
06 November 2013 (eFirst)
A robust cyclometalated iridium catalyst has been developed for highly effective hydrogenation of imines. With very low catalyst loading (down to 0.005%), good to excellent yields have been achieved for a range of substrates in a short reaction time under mild conditions, providing an easy, efficient protocol for making amines.