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  • Three stable alkylidenephosphiranes have been synthesized from the addition of the terminal phosphinidene complex Ph-P-W(CO)5 to allene, 1,1-dimethylallene, and tetramethylallene. Isopropylidenephosphirane 16b was characterized by a single-crystal X-ray structure determination. Demetalation of its W(CO)5 group provides the uncomplexed compound. The addition reaction with tetramethylallene also yields vinylphosphirane epimers, which rearrange to phospholene 20. Ab initio MP2/6-31G* structures and energies are presented for the parent uncomplexed methylenephosphirane and its dimethyl derivatives.
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  • Krill S; Wang B; Hung JT; Horan CJ; Gray GM; Lammertsma K
  • Start Page

  • 8432
  • End Page

  • 8437
  • Volume

  • 119
  • Issue

  • 36