Two phosphaalkene radical cations with inverse spin density distributions†
Two phosphaalkene radical cations 1˙+ and 2˙+ have been reported. 1˙+ is stable in the solid state and has been structurally characterized. 2˙+ only remains persistent in solution. 1˙+ is described as a phosphorus-centered radical, while 2˙+ as a delocalized radical with little contribution from phosphorus.
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