Synthesis of a complexed 2,2-bisphosphirane

Mark J.M. Vlaar, Andreas W. Ehlers, Frans J.J. De Kanter, Marius Schakel, Anthony L. Spek, Koop Lammertsma

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Double addition of the phosphinidene complex [PhPW(CO)5 to 2,5-dimethyl-2,4-hexadiene led to the first bisphosphiranes. The s-trans conformation of the intermediate vinylphosphiranes prevents rearrangements and epimerizations, but does not hamper a second addition (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2943-2945
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Ab initio calculations
  • Phosphinidene complexes
  • Phosphiranes
  • Small ring systems
  • Tungsten

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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