Extending the chemistry of carbones : P-N bond cleavage via an SN2′-like mechanism
Date of Issue2015
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
The reactivity of nucleophilic carbodiphosphorane (C(PPh3)2, 1) and carbodicarbene (C(C(NMe)2C6H4)2, 2) towards various dichlorophosphines has been explored. In most cases the expected carbone-for-chloride ligand exchange was observed. However, the use of MeN(PCl2)2 resulted in a unique P–N bond cleavage that, according to computational studies, occurred via an SN2′-like mechanism.
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