Phosphaspiropentene as a transient intermediate

J. Chris Slootweg, Willem Jan Van Zeist, Frans J.J. De Kanter, Marius Schakel, Andreas W. Ehlers, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek, Koop Lammertsma

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A phosphaspiropentene is the plausible kinetic product from the addition of dichlorocarbene to a phosphatriafulvene, which rearranges to a novel P-substituted triafulvene. The calculated barrier of 18.6 kcal mol-1 for this process is consistent with the temperature of -40 °C at which this reaction proceeds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5172-5175
Number of pages4
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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