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The synthesis of heteroleptic phosphines

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Heteroleptic phosphines (R2PR1) are a class of essential ligands for inorganic and organometallic chemistry. However, the syntheses of these phosphines are often fraught with laborious synthetic hurdles. Consequently, a renewed interest in innovative synthetic methods to access heteroleptic phosphines is emerging. This Perspective presents an overview of modern synthetic approaches to heteroleptic phosphines as well as a discussion of the strengths and limitations of these synthetic methods. A major emphasis is placed on simple and direct routes to phosphines and significant synthetic innovations for P–C bond-forming reactions.

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29 Apr 2015
04 Jun 2015
First published
08 Jun 2015

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 12473-12483
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The synthesis of heteroleptic phosphines

A. J. Kendall and D. R. Tyler, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12473
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01617G

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