Bis(carbodicarbene)phosphenium trication: The case against hypervalency

Nemanja Dordević, Rakesh Ganguly, Milena Petković, Dragoslav Vidović

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The first example of a phosphenium trication has been prepared by using the exceptional nucleophilic properties of a carbodicarbene ligand. According to theoretical investigations the trication contains quite polarized P-C bonds suggesting a substantial contribution from the dative bond model. As one of the resonance forms for the title compound depicted a hypervalent phosphoranide we also showed that phosphoranides, in general, do not contain a hypervalent P centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9789-9792
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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