Oxidative Addition to Iridium(I). A Free-Radical Process
Bradley, J.S., Connor, D.E., David Dolphin, Labinger, J.A., and Osborn, J.A.
J. Am. Chem. Soc.
The rate of oxidative addition of alkyl halides to trans-Ir(PMe3)2COCl is enhanced by the presence of molecular oxygen or a radical initiator. Evidence for a radical process is presented and a mechanism proposed.