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Distinction between coordination and phosphine ligand oxidation: interactions of di- and triphosphines with Pn3+ (Pn = P, As, Sb, Bi)

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Reactions of polydentate phosphines with sources of Pn3+ (Pn = P, As, Sb, Bi) yield complexes of Pn1+ (Pn = P, As) or Pn3+ (Pn = Sb, Bi) acceptors. The distinction between coordination of a phosphine center to Pn and oxidation of a phosphine ligand is dependent on Pn. The first structurally verified triphosphine complexes of Sb(III) and Bi(III) acceptors are reported.

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Submitted
28 Sep 2015
Accepted
10 Nov 2015
First published
11 Nov 2015

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 685-688
Article type
Communication
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Distinction between coordination and phosphine ligand oxidation: interactions of di- and triphosphines with Pn3+ (Pn = P, As, Sb, Bi)

S. S. Chitnis, K. A. Vos, N. Burford, R. McDonald and M. J. Ferguson, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 685
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08086J

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