A carbone-stabilized two-coordinate phosphorus(III)-centered dication

Madelyn Qin Yi Tay, Yunpeng Lu, Rakesh Ganguly, Dragoslav Vidovic̈

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A coordinatively unsaturated dicationic phosphorus compound has been synthesized and characterized (see structure; P pink, N blue, C gray). DFT calculations revealed that the polycation should show superior Lewis acid and σ-donor properties to the corresponding bis(dimethylamino)phosphenium cations. Preliminary investigations with PMe3 confirmed unusual reactivity patterns for the dication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3132-3135
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • carbodiphosphoranes
  • Lewis acids
  • ligand synthesis
  • phosphenium dications
  • phosphorus

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