Issue 88, 2020

Hydrophosphination using [GeCl{N(SiMe3)2}3] as a pre-catalyst


Transformations catalyzed by germanium are scarce, with examples mainly limited to widely catalyzed processes such as polymerisation of lactide and hydroboration of carbonyls. Reported is the first example of hydrophosphination using a germanium pre-catalyst, yielding anti-Markovnikov products when diphenylphosphine is reacted with styrenes or internal alkynes at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophosphination using [GeCl{N(SiMe3)2}3] as a pre-catalyst

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26 Aug 2020
09 Oct 2020
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09 Oct 2020
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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 13623-13626

Hydrophosphination using [GeCl{N(SiMe3)2}3] as a pre-catalyst

A. N. Barrett, H. J. Sanderson, M. F. Mahon and R. L. Webster, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 13623 DOI: 10.1039/D0CC05792D

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