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Issue 10, 1997
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Nature of the bonding in a carbene–phosphinidene: a main group analogue of a Fischer carbene complex? Isolation and characterisation of a bis(borane) adduct

Abstract

The reaction of the carbene–phosphinidene (1,3-dimesitylimidazolin-2-ylidene)PPh 1 with BH 3 ·thf affords the corresponding P-bonded bis(borane) adduct, thus demonstrating the availability of two lone pairs on the phosphorus centre; base competition studies reveal that 1 is a strong phosphorus base and, by means of cyclic voltammetry, it is established that 1 undergoes facile oxidation.

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Chem. Commun., 1997, 981-982
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Nature of the bonding in a carbene–phosphinidene: a main group analogue of a Fischer carbene complex? Isolation and characterisation of a bis(borane) adduct

A. J. Arduengo III, C. J. Carmalt, J. A. C. Clyburne, A. H. Cowley and R. Pyati, Chem. Commun., 1997, 981
DOI: 10.1039/A700296C

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