Nucleophilic phosphinidene complexes: Access and applicability

Halil Aktaş, J. Chris Slootweg, Koop Lammertsma

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Syntheses, properties, and reactivities of nucleophilic phosphinidene complexes [LnM=P-R] are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the electronic tuning of this emerging class of phosphorus reagents, using different ancillary ligands and coordinatively unsaturated transitionmetal moieties. The difference in applicability of the established stable 18-electron and transient 16-electron phosphinidenes is addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2102-2113
Number of pages12
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbene homologues
  • Phosphinidene ligands
  • Phosphorus
  • Synthesis design
  • Transition metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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