Lithium bis(2-phenylphosphidoethyl)phenylphosphine: A reactive phosphorus ntermediate

Lucas J. Mason, Alexander J. Moore, Amy Carr, Monte L. Helm

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Abstract

Bis (2-phenylphosphinoethyl)phenylphosphine, PhP(CH2CH 2PPh2)2, reacts with lithium in tetrahydrofuran to give the corresponding lithium bis (2-diphenylphosphidoethyl) phenylphosphine, Li2[PhP(CH2CH2PPh) 2]. The lithium diphosphide is identified by NMR spectroscopy and further characterized through arylation with excess brombenzene to reform the starting phosphine, PhP(CH2CH2PPh2) 2. Initial reactivity studies of the diphosphide, PhP(CH 2CH2PPh)2-2, with some alkylhalides are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-678
Number of pages4
JournalHeteroatom Chemistry
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2007

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