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Synthesis and structural characterisation of a novel phosphine-borane- stabilised dicarbanion and an unusual bis(phosphine-borane)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Keith Izod, Emeritus Professor William McFarlane, Brent Tyson, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Ross Harrington



The reaction between the phosphine-borane-substituted alkene {Pr n2P(BH3)}(Me3Si)C=CH2 and elemental lithium in THF yields the complex [(pmdeta)Li{Prn2P(BH3)}(Me3Si)CCH2]2 (2b) after recrystallisation; an X-ray crystallographic study of 2b reveals that the lithium is bound to the BH3 hydrogens of the ligand, with no Li-C(carbanion) contact.

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Author(s): Izod K, McFarlane W, Tyson BV, Clegg W, Harrington RW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2004

Volume: 10

Issue: 5

Pages: 570-571

Date deposited: 09/07/2010

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/b315068b


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