I try to synthesize Ir(III) complexes. So, whenever I see papers about Ir(III) complexes, I try to read them. I read the reaction conditions and reagents. Just like this synthesis reported here, I start with silver triflate and Iridium(III) chloride hydrate.
The metal complex could be a good practice for my symmetry and point group practice posts too. I will try to write a post there too.