Valence isomerization of phosphepines

Helen Jansen, J. Chris Slootweg, Andreas W. Ehlers, Koop Lammertsma

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Valence isomerization of phosphepines into phosphanorcaradienes has been studied computationally to facilitate the development of novel, metal-free phosphinidene precursors that controllably release singlet phosphinidenes upon heating. This target becomes viable by benzannulation of the seven-membered phosphepine ring and the introduction of P-amino substituents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6653-6659
Number of pages7
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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