Homoleptic lanthanide alkyl and amide precatalysts efficiently mediate intramolecular hydrophosphination/cyclization. Observations on scope and mechanism

Amber M. Kawaoka, Michael R. Douglass, Tobin J. Marks

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Homoleptic lanthanide alkyls of the form Ln[CH(SiMe3)2]3 (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Y, Lu) and amides of the form Ln[N(SiMe3)2]3 (Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Y) serve as efficient precatalysts for intramolecular homogeneous hydrophosphination. Both phosphinoalkynes and phosphinoalkenes undergo cyclization to the corresponding heterocyclic structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4630-4632
Number of pages3
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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