Received 13 August 2011
In the crystal structure of the title compound, [Ir(C17H10NO)2(C5H7O2)], the IrIII atom is O,O'-chelated by the acetylacetonate group and C,N-chelated by the 2-arylnaphth[1,2-d]oxazole groups. The six-coordinate metal atom displays a distorted octahedral geometry.
For the synthesis and reactions of some 2-arylnaphth[1,2-d]oxazole derivatives, see: Abbady (1979). For the synthesis and characterization of phosphorescent cyclometalated iridium complexes, see: Lamansky et al. (2001).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2371 ).
The author gratefully acknowledges financial support by the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 20471054).
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