Facile, metal promoted, oxidation of η4-1,3-diphosphacyclobutadiene by water or methanol

Andrew S. Weller, Christopher D. Andrews, Andrew D. Burrows, Michael Green, Jason M. Lynam, Mary F. Mahon, Cameron Jones

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The new complexes [MoCl(CO)(η4-1,3-P2C2Bu(t)2)(η5-L)] (L = C5H5 1, C5Me5 2) are reported; facile oxidation of 1 with water or methanol affords a rare example of a mixed valence phosphaphosphonietinyl in [MoCl(CO){η335-PC2Bu(t)2-PH(OR)}(η5-C5H5)] (R = H, Me), which has also been structurally characterised for R = H.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2147-2148
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

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