Synthesis, crystal structure and theoretical studies of the first endo:endo-2,4-diphosphabicyclo[1.1.0]butane

Cameron Jones, James A Platts, Anne F Richards

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The reaction of PbCl2 with Z-[CyP=C(But)MgCl(OEt2)] (Cy = cyclohexyl) affords the first example of an endo:endo-2,4-diphosphabicyclo[1.1.0]butane, Cy2P2C2But2, which displays unusual spectroscopic and geometric properties, the origins of which have been explored by theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-664
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

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