Addition of a Terminal Phosphinidene Complex to Cyclohexadienes

Jui Te Hung, Koop Lammertsma

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The reaction of the terminal phosphinidene complex PhPW(CO)5 with cyclohexene, 1,4-cyclohexadienes, and 1,3-cyclohexadiene was investigated. In all cases a mixture of syn- and anti-phosphiranes is obtained. The syn-vinylphosphirane resulting from reaction with 1,3-cyclohexadiene rearranges at 110 °C to a phospholene, whereas the anti-isomer decomposes. The formation of syn- and anti-phosphiranes is discussed in terms of kinetic versus thermodynamic control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1800-1803
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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