A novel synthetic route to chalcogen substituted diphospholes

Matthew D. Francis, Cameron Jones, Christopher P. Morley

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The reaction of [Li(TMEDA)2][1,2,4-SbP2C2Bu(t)2] 1 with E(S2CNEt2)2 (E = Se or Te) leads to the chalcogen substituted diphospholes [1,2,4-EP2C2Bu(t)2] (E = Se 2, E = Te 3). Compound 3 represents the first example of a tellurium substituted diphosphole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3815-3816
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Low coordinate
  • Phosphorus
  • Selena- and telluradiphospholes
  • Selenium and tellurium NMR spectroscopy

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