1,4-Addition of a terminal phosphinidine complex to [5]metacyclophane

Maurice J. Van Eis, Corine M.D. Komen, Franciscus J.J. De Kanter, Willem H. De Wolf, Koop Lammertsma, Friedrich Bickelhaupt, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek

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Three novel aspects emerge for the reaction of [5]metacyclophane (1) with the (intermediate) phenylphosphinidene complex 2 to give the 7-phosphanorbornadiene 3. It is the first 1,4-addition of a phosphinidene complex to an unsaturated system, the first addition of a phosphinidene complex to a benzene ring, and the first [4+1] cycloaddition to an aromatic compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1550
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cycloadditions
  • Cyclophanes
  • Density functional calculations
  • Phosphinidene complexes
  • Phosphorus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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