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Coordination of a stibine oxide to a Lewis acidic stiborane at the upper rim of the biphenylene backbone

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Abstract

Our interest in bifunctional antimony Lewis acids has led us to synthesize 1,8-bis(diphenylstibino)biphenylene (2) by reaction of 1,8-bis(trimethylstannyl)biphenylene (1) with Ph2SbCl. Oxidation of this distibine with o-chloranil, followed by work-up in air afforded a biphenylene derivative (3) featuring a triarylstibine oxide connected via an Sb[double bond, length as m-dash]O → Sb bridge to the neighbouring antimony(V) center.

Graphical abstract: Coordination of a stibine oxide to a Lewis acidic stiborane at the upper rim of the biphenylene backbone

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The article was received on 13 Jul 2018, accepted on 02 Aug 2018 and first published on 02 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02872A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 12075-12078
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    Coordination of a stibine oxide to a Lewis acidic stiborane at the upper rim of the biphenylene backbone

    C. Chen and F. P. Gabbaï, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 12075
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02872A

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