The coordination chemistry of phosphonites

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  • Transition metal complexes of phosphonites are of interest as catalysts because transition metal complexes of the closely related phosphines (PR ), phosphinites (PR XR), and phosphites (P(XR) ) have excellent catalytic properties for a variety of organic transformations. However, there has been surprisingly little research on the coordination chemistry of phosphonites. To help in remedying this deficiency, we have begun a study of the coordination chemistry of phosphonite ligands. In this project, seven new phosphonite ligands of the type RP(OR′O) (R = phenyl, 2-thienyl; ORO = 1,1′-bi-2-naphthoxy, 4-tert-butylphenoxy, and catechoxy) and their cis-Mo(CO) complexes have been synthesized. The complexes have been characterized by P, C, and H NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystal structures of four of the complexes have also been determined. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 3 2 3 4 31 13 1
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  • Corbin WC; Mai KM; Freeman JL; Hastings SD; Gray GM
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  • 223
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  • 230
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  • 407