Oxidative addition of water and methanol to a dicationic trivalent phosphorus centre

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

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Our recently synthesised phosphorus dication is observed to activate water (and methanol) under reactions conditions atypical for other systems containing a non-metal centre. This particular activation described as oxidative addition is quite rare and has been reserved exclusively for a couple of metal-based compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6628-6631
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • dications
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • oxidative addition
  • phosphorus
  • water activation

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