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Amino-functionalised diarylphosphide complexes of the alkali metals and lanthanum

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Keith Izod, Dr Stephen Liddle, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Ross Harrington


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The secondary phosphines Ar(C6H4-2-CH 2NMe2)PH [Ar = mes (3), Tripp (4)] may be isolated in good yields from reactions between Li(C6H4-2-CH 2NMe2) and the respective dichlorophosphine, followed by reduction with LiAlH4 [mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H 2, Tripp = 2,4,6-Pri3C6H 2]. Metalation of either 3 or 4 with BunLi gives the corresponding lithium compound; the lithium derivative of 3 was isolated as the separated ion pair complex [Li(12-crown-4)2][(mes)(C 6H4-2-CH2NMe2)P]·THF (5). The lithium complexes Ar(C6H4-2-CH2NMe 2)PLi undergo metathesis reactions with either NaOBut or KOBut to give the heavier alkali metal phosphides {Ar(C 6H4-2-CH2NMe2)P}M·1/2OEt 2 [Ar = mes, M = Na (8), K (9); Ar = Tripp, M = K (10)]. Metathesis reactions between 9 and LaI3(THF)4 give only intractable products; in contrast, a metathesis reaction between 10 and LaI 3(THF)4 yields the heteroleptic complex {(Tripp)(C 6H4-2-CH2NMe2)P}2LaI (11). Compound 11 reacts cleanly with K{N(SiMe3)2} to give {(Tripp)(C6H4-2-CH2NMe2)P} 2La{N(SiMe3)2} (14). Compounds 3-5, 8-11 and 14 have been characterised by multi-element NMR spectroscopy; in addition, compounds 5, 11 and 14 have been studied by X-ray crystallography. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2006.

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Author(s): Izod K, Liddle ST, Clegg W, Harrington RW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Dalton Transactions

Year: 2006

Issue: 28

Pages: 3431-3437

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

Date deposited: 05/07/2010

ISSN (print): 1477-9226

ISSN (electronic): 1477-9234

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/b601938b


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