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Building a lewis acidic phosphorus
Using the σ- and п-donating properties of carbodiphosphorane ligands, we recently synthesized a phosphorus (III)-containing dication. It is observed to undergo interesting reactivity with PMe3, H2O and MeOH.
Dihaloborenium cations stabilized by a four-membered N-heterocyclic carbene : electron deficiency compensation by asymmetric structural changes
The synthesis, characterization and X-ray analysis of dichloro- and dibromo-borenium cations stabilized by a 4-membered carbene are reported. The ligand's structural changes, atypical for similar systems, were caused by ...
Oxidative addition of water and methanol to a dicationic trivalent phosphorus centre
Our recently synthesised phosphorus dication is observed to activate water (and methanol) under reactions conditions atypical for other systems containing a non-metal centre. This particular activation described as oxidative ...