Steffen Krill, Bing Wang, Jui Te Hung, Chris J. Horan, Gary M. Gray, Koop Lammertsma

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Three stable alkylidenephosphiranes have been synthesized from the addition of the terminal phosphinidene complex Ph-P-W(CO)5 to allene, 1,1-dimethylallene, and tetramethylallene. Isopropylidenephosphirane 16b was characterized by a single-crystal X-ray structure determination. Demetalation of its W(CO)5 group provides the uncomplexed compound. The addition reaction with tetramethylallene also yields vinylphosphirane epimers, which rearrange to phospholene 20. Ab initio MP2/6-31G* structures and energies are presented for the parent uncomplexed methylenephosphirane and its dimethyl derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8432-8437
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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