Volatile iridium(I) complexes [Ir(cod)Cpx] (Cpx = pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Cp*, ethylcyclopentadienyl CpEt, cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) are synthesized and characterized by IR and NMR spectroscopy. The [Ir(cod)Cp*] complex is a solid and the [Ir(cod)CpEt] complex is a liquid (SATP). The XRD method is used to determine the structure of the [Ir(cod)Cp*] complex: chemical formula C18H27Ir, space group P21/c, a = 8,4418(2) Å, b = 9,4764(3) Å, c = 19.2682(5) Å, β = 96.128(1) °, V = 1532.61(7) Å3, Z = 4, dcalc = 1.888 g/cm3, μ = 8.697 mm–1. The cyclopentadienyl ligand is η5-type coordinated; 1,5-cyclooctadiene have a cis-cis conformation and is η4-type coordinated. The thermal properties of the complexes are studied by thermogravimetry.