IPr2N-P=Fe(CO)4 in Olefinic Solvents: A Reservoir of a Transient Phosphinidene Complex Capable of Substrate Hopping

Jan B.M. Wit, G. Bas De Jong, Marius Schakel, Martin Lutz, Andreas W. Ehlers, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma

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Abstract

The phosphinidene complex iPr2N-P=Fe(CO)4 was prepared as a storable phosphirane solution from Collman's reagent and iPr2NPCl2 in the olefins 1-pentene and 1-hexene. The carbene-like reagent is able to hop under very mild conditions (>-25 °C) from one olefin to another and to alkynes to give the more stable phosphirenes that likewise display dynamic covalent behavior. The olefinic solutions are effective reservoirs for the highly reactive phosphinidene complex, as is illustrated in its N-H and O-H insertion reactions with amines, alcohols, and carboxylic acids and in its P-C bond formation with Grignard reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1170-1176
Number of pages7
JournalOrganometallics
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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