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Unexpected direct dilithiation of a prochiral phosphine borane

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Abstract

Dimethylphenylphosphine borane is readily deprotonated at both methyl groups with tBuLi and (R,R)-TMCDA to the corresponding dilithiated Lewis base adduct, featuring an intriguing structural motif with stabilising Li–H interactions.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected direct dilithiation of a prochiral phosphine borane

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The article was received on 26 Feb 2010, accepted on 28 Apr 2010 and first published on 20 May 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00130A
Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 4719-4721

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    Unexpected direct dilithiation of a prochiral phosphine borane

    V. H. Gessner, S. Dilsky and C. Strohmann, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4719
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00130A

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