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Hydrophosphination reactions with transition metal ferrocenylphosphine complexes

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The group 6 metal mono-, bis- and tris-ferrocenylphosphine complexes [M(CO)5(PH2Fc)] (1a, M = Cr; 1b, M = Mo; 1c, M = W), cis-[M(CO)4(PH2Fc)2] (2a, M = Cr; 2b, M = Mo; 2c, M = W) and fac-[M(CO)3(PH2Fc)3] (3a, M = Cr; 3b, M = Mo; 3c, M = W) [Fc = Fe(η5-C5H4)(η5-C5H5)] were prepared and fully characterised. IR and NMR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis indicate that FcPH2 is as good a σ donor as PhPH2 but is easier to handle and furthermore has a redox-active ferrocenyl group. Complex 1c was employed in the hydrophosphination of acrylonitrile and methyl acrylate in the presence of catalytic amounts of KOtBu giving the secondary phosphine complexes [W(CO)5{PH(Fc)(CH2CH2CN)}] (4a) and [W(CO)5{PH(Fc)(CH2CH2C(O)OMe)}] (4b). In addition, FcP(CH2CH2CN)2 (5) was prepared by a similar method from FcPH2 and acrylonitrile. These hydrophosphination products represent a convenient method for the modification of phosphines.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophosphination reactions with transition metal ferrocenylphosphine complexes

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Submitted
31 Aug 2015
Accepted
03 Nov 2015
First published
09 Nov 2015

This article is Open Access

Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 2208-2217
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Hydrophosphination reactions with transition metal ferrocenylphosphine complexes

J. R. F. Pritzwald-Stegmann, P. Lönnecke and E. Hey-Hawkins, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2208
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03374H

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