Atropisomerism in a thermally switchable, cyclometallated iridium complex
journal contributionposted on 22.10.2014, 11:17 by Ashlee J. Howarth, David L. Davies, Francesco Lelj, Michael O. Wolf, Brian O. Patrick
Two stable diastereomeric atropisomers of a cyclometallated iridium complex containing a pyrene functionalized pyridine imine ligand have been isolated. These are the first fully characterized examples of metal containing atropisomers in which the rotational axis is not between two chelating atoms. The atropisomers can be converted thermally via a rocking motion of the pyrene moiety.