Decomplexation of phosphirane and phosphirene complexes

Sander G.A. Van Assema, Frans J.J. De Kanter, Marius Schakel, Koop Lammertsma

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Novel transient phosphinidene complex Ph-P=Mo(CO)4PMe 3, generated from a 7-phosphanorbornadiene precursor, adds to C=C and C≡C bonds to give Mo(CO)4PMe3-complexed phosphiranes and phosphirenes. The cis-PMe3 ligand weakens the interaction between the molybdenum complex and the three-membered ring. Under mild CO pressure the Mo(CO)4PMe3 transition metal group detaches from the phosphorus center of the ring structure by selective CO substitution. The resulting byproduct Mo(CO)5PMe3 can be reused in the synthesis of the phosphinidene precursor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5286-5291
Number of pages6
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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