Building a Lewis Acidic Phosphorus

Madelyn Qin Yi Tay, Yunpeng Lu, Rakesh Ganguly, Gilles Frison, Louis Ricard, Dragoslav Vidović, Duncan Carmichael

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Using the σ- and π-donating properties of carbodiphosphorane ligands, we recently synthesized a phosphorus (III)-containing dication. It is observed to undergo interesting reactivity with PMe3, H2O, and MeOH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • carbodiphosphoranes
  • dication
  • Phosphenium
  • two-coordinate

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