The new cyclic phosphetane cis- and trans-3-tert-butyl-1-phenylphosphetane (1) was prepared by a heteroatom metallacycle transfer reaction from 3-tert-butyltitanacyclobutane and dichlorophenylphosphine. Phosphetane 1 is stable to polymerization in the presence of electrophilic initiators in solution but forms low oligomers when the neat liquid is heated (>250 °C for 120 h). Phosphetane 1 was employed to form the phosphetane complex cis -dichlorobis(3-tert-butyl-1-phenylphosphetane) platinum(II), which was characterized by X-ray diffraction.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry