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Functionalization of P4 using a lewis acid stabilized bicyclo-[1.1.0]tetraphosphabutane anion

By Jaap E. Borger, Andreas W. Ehlers, Martin Lutz, Jack Slootweg and Koop Lammertsma


Reacting white phosphorus (P4) with sterically encumbered aryl lithium reagents (aryl=2,6-dimesitylphenyl or 2,4,6-tBu3C6H2) and B(C6F5)3 gives the unique, isolable Lewis acid stabilized bicyclo[1.1.0]tetraphosphabutane anion. Subsequent alkylation of the nucleophilic site of the RP4 anion gives access to non-symmetrical disubstituted bicyclic tetraphosphorus compounds. This novel method enables PC bond formation in a controlled fashion using white phosphorus as starting material

Topics: Alkali metals, Anions, Nucleophilic addition, Phosphorus, White phosphorus, Chemistry(all), Catalysis
Year: 2014
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