Functionalization of P4 in the coordination sphere of coinage metal cations

Jaap E. Borger, Martijn S. Bakker, Andreas W. Ehlers, Martin Lutz, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma

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Selective functionalization of white phosphorus is achieved by addition of ArLi to unique cationic coinage metal η2-P4 complexes. This novel approach allows controlled P-C bond formation using the bulky DmpLi (Dmp = 2,6-Mes2C6H3) and the unencumbered MesLi, giving sterically diverse doubly complexed RP4 butterfly derivatives in a single step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3284-3287
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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