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Phosphorus chemistry: discoveries and advances

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled “Phosphorus Chemistry: Discoveries and Advances”.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus chemistry: discoveries and advances
Open Access Perspective

Resolution of P-stereogenic P-heterocycles via the formation of diastereomeric molecular and coordination complexes (a review)

TADDOL derivatives and the Ca2+-salts of tartaric acid derivatives were found to be versatile and generally applicable resolving agents for the preparation of the enantiomers of P-stereogenic heterocyclic phosphine oxides and phosphinates.

Graphical abstract: Resolution of P-stereogenic P-heterocycles via the formation of diastereomeric molecular and coordination complexes (a review)
Perspective

The specific functionalization of cyclotriphosphazene for the synthesis of smart dendrimers

The precise functionalization of N3P3Cl6 for the synthesis of smart dendrimers, and their uses.

Graphical abstract: The specific functionalization of cyclotriphosphazene for the synthesis of smart dendrimers
Perspective

Activation of A–H bonds (A = B, C, N, O, Si) by using monovalent phosphorus complexes [RP→M]

The insertion of electrophilic terminal phosphinidene complexes [RP–M] into A–H bonds (A = B, C, N, O, Si) has been reviewed and some new mechanistic proposals have been made.

Graphical abstract: Activation of A–H bonds (A = B, C, N, O, Si) by using monovalent phosphorus complexes [RP→M]
Frontier

The expanding field of polyphosphazene high polymers

The wide variety of accessible poly(organophosphazenes) is a consequence of the unusual macromolecular substitution approach to their synthesis.

Graphical abstract: The expanding field of polyphosphazene high polymers
Communication

Synthesis and structure of the extended phosphazane ligand [(1,4-C6H4){N(μ-PNtBu)2NtBu}2]4−

Reaction of (1,4-C6H4)[N(PCl2)2]2 with tBuNH2 in the presence of Et3N gives the bridged phosph(III)azane (1,4-C6H4)[N(μ-PNHtBu)2NtBu]2 (1H4), which can be deprotonated to give the tetraanion (1,4-C6H4)[N(μ-PNtBu)2NtBu]24− (14−). The latter represents a new type of phosphazane ligand.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structure of the extended phosphazane ligand [(1,4-C6H4){N(μ-PNtBu)2NtBu}2]4−
Open Access Communication

The design of second generation MOP-phosphonites: efficient chiral hydrosilylation of functionalised styrenes

A series of enantiopure MOP-phosphonite ligands, with tailored steric profiles, have been synthesised and are proven to be very successful in high-yielding, regio- and enantioselective catalytic hydrosilylation reactions of substituted styrenes, affording important chiral secondary alcohols.

Graphical abstract: The design of second generation MOP-phosphonites: efficient chiral hydrosilylation of functionalised styrenes
Communication

Zirconium-catalyzed intermolecular hydrophosphination using a chiral, air-stable primary phosphine

Catalytic hydrophosphination of alkenes using a chiral, air-stable primary phosphine, (R)-MeO-MOPH2, proceeds under mild conditions with a zirconium catalyst to selectively furnish anti-Markovnikov, air-stable secondary phosphine or tertiary phosphine prodcuts with slight modification of the protocol.

Graphical abstract: Zirconium-catalyzed intermolecular hydrophosphination using a chiral, air-stable primary phosphine
Communication

Synthesis and self-assembly of carbamoylmethylphosphonate acrylamide-based diblock copolymers: new valuable thermosensitive materials

We report the synthesis by RAFT polymerization of well-defined diblock copolymers bearing carbamoylmethylphosphonate moieties which proved to sorb gadolinium.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and self-assembly of carbamoylmethylphosphonate acrylamide-based diblock copolymers: new valuable thermosensitive materials
Communication

Iron-catalyzed cross coupling of P–H/C–O bonds: efficient synthesis of α-alkoxyphosphorus compounds

An efficient P–C bond-formation through iron-catalyzed cross coupling of P–H/C–O bonds is developed for the first time. This reaction proceeds efficiently to produce the corresponding valuable α-alkoxyphosphorus compounds under mild conditions with a wide generality.

Graphical abstract: Iron-catalyzed cross coupling of P–H/C–O bonds: efficient synthesis of α-alkoxyphosphorus compounds
Communication

Synthesis and reactivity of α-cationic phosphines: the effect of imidazolinium and amidinium substituents

This study describes the synthesis, characterization and reactivity of a series of mono and dicationic phosphines bearing dihydroimidazolium and amidinium substituents. Their remarkable effect in Au(I) and Pt(II) catalysis is also described.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and reactivity of α-cationic phosphines: the effect of imidazolinium and amidinium substituents
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Optically active P5-deltacyclenes: selective oxidation, ligand properties, and a diastereoselective rearrangement reaction

Tuning the ligand properties of chiral P–C cage compounds: selective mono oxidation of P5-deltacyclene opens the gate to a phosphinious acid ligand.

Graphical abstract: Optically active P5-deltacyclenes: selective oxidation, ligand properties, and a diastereoselective rearrangement reaction
Open Access Paper

Aminophobanes: hydrolytic stability, tautomerism and application in Cr-catalysed ethene oligomerisation

The bicyclic aminophobanes have significantly different chemistry from their acyclic analogues Cy2PNHR′.

Graphical abstract: Aminophobanes: hydrolytic stability, tautomerism and application in Cr-catalysed ethene oligomerisation
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A straightforward access to ruthenium-coordinated fluorophosphines from phosphorous oxyacids

For the first time, it has been shown the deoxofluorination of metal-coordinated phosphorous oxyacids is feasible using a safe and environmentally friendly “F” source and affords fluorophosphines in a mild and selective way.

Graphical abstract: A straightforward access to ruthenium-coordinated fluorophosphines from phosphorous oxyacids
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Molecular, 1D and 2D assemblies from hexakis(3-pyridyloxy)cyclophosphazene containing 20-membered metallamacrocyclic motifs

The coordination behaviour of hexakis(3-pyridyloxy)cyclophosphazene (L) towards divalent metal ions is described.

Graphical abstract: Molecular, 1D and 2D assemblies from hexakis(3-pyridyloxy)cyclophosphazene containing 20-membered metallamacrocyclic motifs
Open Access Paper

3H-1,3-Azaphospholo[4,5-b]pyridines – novel heterocyclic P,N-bridging or hybrid ligands: synthesis and first d8-transition metal complexes

Novel bicyclic P,N-heterocyclic ligands and the first P- and P,N-coordinated LM(0)(CO)5, LRh(COD)Cl, (LPd(All)Cl)2PdCl2 and (LPdCl2)2 transition metal complexes thereof are presented.

Graphical abstract: 3H-1,3-Azaphospholo[4,5-b]pyridines – novel heterocyclic P,N-bridging or hybrid ligands: synthesis and first d8-transition metal complexes
Open Access Paper

Synthesis and electronic properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons doped with phosphorus and sulfur

Synthesis and physical properties of polyaromatic hydrocarbons containing phosphole and thiophene rings at the edge.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and electronic properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons doped with phosphorus and sulfur
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Synthesis of novel pyridyl containing phospholanes and their polynuclear luminescent copper(I) complexes

Cu(I) complexes with novel cyclic phosphine ligands were obtained. Phosphorescence spectra display emission in broad spectral range of 471–615 nm.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of novel pyridyl containing phospholanes and their polynuclear luminescent copper(i) complexes
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2,4,6-Triphenylphosphinine and 2,4,6-triphenylposphabarrelene revisited: synthesis, reactivity and coordination chemistry

Important aspects of the synthesis, reactivity and coordination chemistry of 2,4,6-triphenylphosphinine and 2,4,6-triphenylphosphabarrelene have been revisited.

Graphical abstract: 2,4,6-Triphenylphosphinine and 2,4,6-triphenylposphabarrelene revisited: synthesis, reactivity and coordination chemistry
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Polynuclear platinum phosphanido/phosphinito complexes: formation of P–O and P–O–P bonds through reductive coupling processes

Reductive PPh2/OH and PPh2O/PPh2 coupling processes allow the preparation of tri- or hexanuclear Pt(II) complexes with PPh2, PPh2O or PPh2OPPh2 bridging ligands.

Graphical abstract: Polynuclear platinum phosphanido/phosphinito complexes: formation of P–O and P–O–P bonds through reductive coupling processes
Open Access Paper

Tris(pyrazolyl)phosphines with copper(I): from monomers to polymers

Ditopic tris(pyrazolyl)phosphines are synthesized and coordinated to Cu(I), leading to monomers and to a polymeric complex, depending on the ligand substituents.

Graphical abstract: Tris(pyrazolyl)phosphines with copper(i): from monomers to polymers
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Synthesis of the first metal-free phosphanylphosphonate and its use in the “phospha–Wittig–Horner” reaction

The synthesis of the first phophanylphosphonate, Mes*PH–PO(OEt)2 (2-H), in which the P(III) centre is not coordinated by a metal fragment is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of the first metal-free phosphanylphosphonate and its use in the “phospha–Wittig–Horner” reaction
Open Access Paper

Hydrophosphination reactions with transition metal ferrocenylphosphine complexes

The group 6 metal mono-, bis- and tris-ferrocenylphosphine complexes [M(CO)5(PH2Fc)], cis-[M(CO)4(PH2Fc)2] and fac-[M(CO)3(PH2Fc)3] (M = Cr, Mo, W; Fc = Fe(η5-C5H4)(η5-C5H5)) were prepared and fully characterised. The coordinated FcPH2 ligand of [W(CO)5(PH2Fc)] undergoes hydrophosphination with alkene substrates bearing EWGs, yielding the corresponding secondary phosphine complexes.

Graphical abstract: Hydrophosphination reactions with transition metal ferrocenylphosphine complexes
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Effects of boryl, phosphino, and phosphonio substituents on optical, electrochemical, and photophysical properties of 2,5-dithienylphospholes and 2-phenyl-5-thienylphospholes

The optical, electrochemical, and photophysical properties of α,α′-linked phosphole–thiophene π-systems bearing boryl, phosphino, or phosphonio groups were studied.

Graphical abstract: Effects of boryl, phosphino, and phosphonio substituents on optical, electrochemical, and photophysical properties of 2,5-dithienylphospholes and 2-phenyl-5-thienylphospholes
Open Access Paper

Synthesis of 3-stannyl and 3-silyl propargyl phosphanes and the formation of a phosphinoallene

The propargyl phosphanes Ph2PCH2C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CER3 (R3E = nBu3Sn, Ph3Sn, Me2PhSi, Pr3Si, nBu3Si) and (Me3Si)2PCH2C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CSiPhMe2 are obtained in high yield; in contrast quenching PhC[triple bond, length as m-dash]CCH2MgX with ClP(NEt2)2 preferentially affords (>70%) the novel phosphinoallene (Et2N)2PC(Ph)[double bond, length as m-dash]C[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 3-stannyl and 3-silyl propargyl phosphanes and the formation of a phosphinoallene
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Polyphosphazenes for the Stille reaction: a new type of recyclable stannyl reagent

Random and block phosphazene copolymers with stannyl groups have been used as recyclable tin reagents in the Stille reaction. The block copolymer can be recycled without significant release of tin, but its efficiency decreased after three cycles, an effect related to the self-assembly of the polymer.

Graphical abstract: Polyphosphazenes for the Stille reaction: a new type of recyclable stannyl reagent
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An investigation on the chemistry of the R2P[double bond, length as m-dash]P ligand: reactions of a phosphanylphosphinidene complex of tungsten(VI) with electrophilic reagents

The nucleophilic properties of the title compound [(2,6-i-Pr2C6H3N)2(Cl)W(η2-t-Bu2P[double bond, length as m-dash]P)]Li·3DME (1) were investigated in reactions with selected electrophilic reagents such as MeI, M(CO)5THF (M = Cr, Mo, W), AlCl3, and GaCl3.

Graphical abstract: An investigation on the chemistry of the R2P [[double bond, length as m-dash]] P ligand: reactions of a phosphanylphosphinidene complex of tungsten(vi) with electrophilic reagents
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A simple route to phosphamethine cyanines from S,N-heterocyclic carbenes

The reaction between a triphosphenium salt and S,N-heterocyclic carbenes grants phosphamethine cyanines with a different electronic structure than those of their NHC-ligated analogues.

Graphical abstract: A simple route to phosphamethine cyanines from S,N-heterocyclic carbenes
Open Access Paper

[3]Ferrocenophanes with the bisphosphanotetryl bridge: inorganic rings on the way to tetrylenes

Stereoselective syntheses of [3]ferrocenophanes with functional P–E–P motifs (E = SiX2) are reported in which the Si–X bonding depends on the molecular vicinity.

Graphical abstract: [3]Ferrocenophanes with the bisphosphanotetryl bridge: inorganic rings on the way to tetrylenes
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Reactivity of aminophosphonic acids. Oxidative dephosphonylation of 1-aminoalkylphosphonic acids by aqueous halogens

The quantitative halogen-promoted dephosphonylation of AAP occurs via pentacoordinate phosphorus derivative 3 with the formation of phosphoric acid, carbonyls and nitrogen.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity of aminophosphonic acids. Oxidative dephosphonylation of 1-aminoalkylphosphonic acids by aqueous halogens
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Phosphidoboratabenzene–rhodium(I) complexes as precatalysts for the hydrogenation of alkenes at room temperature and atmospheric pressure

The synthesis and characterization of a phosphido-boratabenzene rhodium complex is reported. The species acts as a precatalyst for the hydrogenation of alkenes at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Graphical abstract: Phosphidoboratabenzene–rhodium(i) complexes as precatalysts for the hydrogenation of alkenes at room temperature and atmospheric pressure
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2-Phosphino-1,3-diphosphonium ions

A series of 2-phosphino-1,3-diphosphonium trifluoromethanesulfonate salts has been prepared and comprehensively characterized.

Graphical abstract: 2-Phosphino-1,3-diphosphonium ions
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Rearrangement and deoxygenation of 3,3-bis(2-pyridyl)oxaphosphirane complexes

The reaction of Li/Cl phosphinidenoid pentacarbonylmetal(0) complexes with bis(2-pyridyl)ketone led to overcrowded oxaphosphirane derivatives. They can undergo deoxygenation by Ti(III) reagents or ring expansion via P–C cleavage followed by P–N cyclization.

Graphical abstract: Rearrangement and deoxygenation of 3,3-bis(2-pyridyl)oxaphosphirane complexes
Open Access Paper

Modular solid-phase synthesis, catalytic application and efficient recycling of supported phosphine–phosphite ligand libraries

A highly modular solid-phase synthetic approach is presented which provides facile access to libraries of recyclable phosphine–phosphite ligands in quantitative yield requiring only minimal work-up.

Graphical abstract: Modular solid-phase synthesis, catalytic application and efficient recycling of supported phosphine–phosphite ligand libraries
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N-heterocyclic phosphenium and phosphido nickel complexes supported by a pincer ligand framework

A tridentate ligand framework containing a central N-heterocyclic phosphenium cation (NHP+) has been coordinated to nickel. Among the compounds reported is a series of [(PPP)Ni]20/+/2+ dimers in three different redox states.

Graphical abstract: N-heterocyclic phosphenium and phosphido nickel complexes supported by a pincer ligand framework
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Computational and carbon-13 NMR studies of Pt–C bonds in P–C–P pincer complexes

Systematic X-ray analysis, 13C NMR spectroscopy and computational studies revealed the existence of Pt → C(aryl) π* back donation in P–C–P platinum(II) pincer complexes.

Graphical abstract: Computational and carbon-13 NMR studies of Pt–C bonds in P–C–P pincer complexes
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Assembly and stabilization of {E(cyclo-P3)2} (E = Sn, Pb) as a bridging ligand spanning two triaryloxyniobium units

The reaction chemistry of complexes (THF)0–2E[P3Nb(ODipp)3]2 (E = Sn, Pb; Dipp = 2,6-iPr2C6H3) featuring the metallophosphide ligand {E(cyclo-P3)2} is investigated.

Graphical abstract: Assembly and stabilization of {E(cyclo-P3)2} (E = Sn, Pb) as a bridging ligand spanning two triaryloxyniobium units
Open Access Paper

Metal carbonyl complexes of phosphaamidines. Coordinative integrity detected in C-amino(λ32)-phosphaalkene isomers coordinated through n(P) HOMO−1 donor orbitals

L(Cr,Mo,W)(CO)5 coordination of N,P-disubstituted phosphaamidines stabilizes molecules prone to isomerization. NMR spectra are consistent with the average mirror symmetry.

Graphical abstract: Metal carbonyl complexes of phosphaamidines. Coordinative integrity detected in C-amino(λ3,σ2)-phosphaalkene isomers coordinated through n(P) HOMO−1 donor orbitals
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Reactions of [Cu(X)(BPEP-Ph)] (X = PF6, SbF6) with silyl compounds. Cooperative bond activation involving non-coordinating anions

Bond activation of silyl compounds, assisted by the cooperative action of non-coordinating anions, is achieved using Cu(I) complexes coordinated with a PNP-pincer type phosphaalkene ligand, [Cu(X)(BPEP-Ph)] (X = PF6, SbF6).

Graphical abstract: Reactions of [Cu(X)(BPEP-Ph)] (X = PF6, SbF6) with silyl compounds. Cooperative bond activation involving non-coordinating anions
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Mechanism of intramolecular transformations of nickel phosphanido hydride complexes

Intramolecular interconversion of nickel phosphanido hydride complexes ([NiH{P(Ar)(H)}(dtbpe)]) occurred in three steps: first, hydride proton migrates to phosphorus, then P-Aryl moiety rotates around the P–Ni bond and finally the back migration of one proton to Ni.

Graphical abstract: Mechanism of intramolecular transformations of nickel phosphanido hydride complexes
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From the parent phosphinidene–carbene adduct NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]PH to cationic P4-rings and P2-cycloaddition products

The parent phosphinidene–carbene adduct NHC[double bond, length as m-dash]PH reacts with chlorophosphanes yielding NHC-supported chlorodiphosphanes, which can be transformed to novel P4-rings and reactive 1,2-diphosphenes.

Graphical abstract: From the parent phosphinidene–carbene adduct NHC [[double bond, length as m-dash]] PH to cationic P4-rings and P2-cycloaddition products
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Hydroalumination of alkynyl-aminophosphines as a promising tool for the synthesis of unusual phosphines: P–N bond activation, a transient phosphaallene, a zwitterionic AlP2C2 heterocycle and a masked Al/P-based frustrated Lewis pair

Hydroalumination of alkynyl-aminophosphines afforded an AlP2C2 heterocycle via P–N bond activation and a transient phosphaallene.

Graphical abstract: Hydroalumination of alkynyl-aminophosphines as a promising tool for the synthesis of unusual phosphines: P–N bond activation, a transient phosphaallene, a zwitterionic AlP2C2 heterocycle and a masked Al/P-based frustrated Lewis pair
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The mechanism of a phosphazene–phosphazane rearrangement

The mechanism showing both inter- and intramolecular pathways of the phosphazene–phosphazane rearrangement of N3P3Cl5O(CH2)2OC([double bond, length as m-dash]O)CMe[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2 (8) has been determined.

Graphical abstract: The mechanism of a phosphazene–phosphazane rearrangement
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Phosphole formation by 1,1-carboboration – reactions of bis-alkynyl phosphanes with a frustrated P/B Lewis pair

The reaction of arylbis(alkynyl)phosphanes with the frustrated P/B Lewis pair mes2PCH2CH2B(C6F5)2 gives phosphane/borane functionalized phospholes by a sequence of 1,1-carboboration reactions.

Graphical abstract: Phosphole formation by 1,1-carboboration – reactions of bis-alkynyl phosphanes with a frustrated P/B Lewis pair
Open Access Paper

Synthetic strategies to bicyclic tetraphosphanes using P1, P2 and P4 building blocks

The syntheses, structures, and bonding properties of bicyclic tetraphosphanes as well as their Lewis acid adducts are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic strategies to bicyclic tetraphosphanes using P1, P2 and P4 building blocks
Open Access Paper

On the energetics of P–P bond dissociation of sterically strained tetraamino-diphosphanes

Thermochemical data for the homolytic P–P bond fission in tetraaminodiphosphanes (R2N)2P–P(NR2)2 were determined experimentally and computationally. The results confirm that radical formation is favoured by entropic and structural relaxation effects, and disfavoured by dispersion forces. Unlike aminophosphenium cations, the radicals display no strong preference for a planar (R2N)2P unit.

Graphical abstract: On the energetics of P–P bond dissociation of sterically strained tetraamino-diphosphanes
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Synthesis of P-stereogenic diarylphosphinic amides by directed lithiation: transformation into tertiary phosphine oxides via methanolysis, aryne chemistry and complexation behaviour toward zinc(II)

A general synthesis of P-stereogenic compounds via DoLi–electrophilic quenching of phosphinic amides and subsequent derivatizations is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of P-stereogenic diarylphosphinic amides by directed lithiation: transformation into tertiary phosphine oxides via methanolysis, aryne chemistry and complexation behaviour toward zinc(ii)
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Palladium(II) complexes featuring a mixed phosphine–pyridine–iminophosphorane pincer ligand: synthesis and reactivity

Cationic and neutral Pd complexes featuring an original phosphine–pyridine–iminophosphorane (PNN) ligand were synthesised. In particular, an unexpected borylated complex was isolated by reaction with B(C6F5)3.

Graphical abstract: Palladium(ii) complexes featuring a mixed phosphine–pyridine–iminophosphorane pincer ligand: synthesis and reactivity
Open Access Paper

Spontaneous dehydrocoupling in peri-substituted phosphine–borane adducts

Borane adducts of peri-substituted bis(phosphines) eliminate hydrogen at room temperature, without the presence of catalysts. These reactions are the first examples of “spontaneous” phosphine–borane dehydrocoupling.

Graphical abstract: Spontaneous dehydrocoupling in peri-substituted phosphine–borane adducts
Open Access Paper

P-chiral 1-phosphanorbornenes: from asymmetric phospha-Diels–Alder reactions towards ligand design and functionalisation

A building set for chiral phosphorus. The principle of stereotopic face differentiation is successfully applied to a P[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond. A divergent ligand synthesis is feasible after reduction of the chiral auxiliary.

Graphical abstract: P-chiral 1-phosphanorbornenes: from asymmetric phospha-Diels–Alder reactions towards ligand design and functionalisation
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Palladium(II) complexes with chelating N-phosphanyl acyclic diaminocarbenes: synthesis, characterization and catalytic performance in Suzuki couplings

Novel palladium(II) complexes with the title ligands have been prepared and tested as precatalysts in Suzuki couplings of aryl chlorides.

Graphical abstract: Palladium(ii) complexes with chelating N-phosphanyl acyclic diaminocarbenes: synthesis, characterization and catalytic performance in Suzuki couplings
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Heptaphosphide cluster anions bearing group 14 element amide functionalities

Reactions of the protonated heptaphosphide dianion, [HP7]2−, with one equivalent of E[N(SiMe3)2]2 (E = Ge, Sn, Pb) give rise to novel derivatized cluster anions [P7EN(SiMe3)2]2− (E = Ge (1), Sn (2) and Pb (3)). 1 readily decomposes in solution at room temperature to afford the dimeric product [(P7Ge)2N(SiMe3)2]3− (4).

Graphical abstract: Heptaphosphide cluster anions bearing group 14 element amide functionalities
Open Access Paper

Formation of the spirocyclic, Si-centered cage cations [ClP(NSiMe3)2Si(NSiMe3)2P5]+ and [P5(NSiMe3)2Si(NSiMe3)2P5]2+

A GaCl3-mediated rearrangement of a bicyclic phosphorus–nitrogen–silicon heterocycle gives phosphenium ion intermediates which are suitable for the activation of P4.

Graphical abstract: Formation of the spirocyclic, Si-centered cage cations [ClP(NSiMe3)2Si(NSiMe3)2P5]+ and [P5(NSiMe3)2Si(NSiMe3)2P5]2+
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P–S bond cleavage in reactions of thiophosphinidene-bridged dimolybdenum complexes with [Co2(CO)8] to give phosphinidene-bridged heterometallic derivatives

P–S bond cleavage occurs in the title reactions to give arylphosphinidene complexes which may not bear a sulphido ligand.

Graphical abstract: P–S bond cleavage in reactions of thiophosphinidene-bridged dimolybdenum complexes with [Co2(CO)8] to give phosphinidene-bridged heterometallic derivatives
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Synthesis and characterization of manganese triple-decker complexes

The synthesis and characterization (experimental and DFT) of sterically encumbered triple-decker complexes of the very rare class of Pn ligand complexes of manganese is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of manganese triple-decker complexes
Frontier

Stimuli-responsive chromism in organophosphorus chemistry

The last five years have seen a huge advance in organophosphorus chemistry with respect to compounds with strong chromic responses to external stimuli. This Frontier article briefly summarizes these trends in order to especially highlight the broad versatility of phosphole-based scaffolds in chromic materials.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive chromism in organophosphorus chemistry
Frontier

Dehydrogenative coupling involving P(O)–H bonds: a powerful way for the preparation of phosphoryl compounds

This Frontier highlights the recent progress in the preparation of organophosphorus compounds via transition metal-catalysed dehydrogenative couplings of P(O)H compounds with Z–H compounds.

Graphical abstract: Dehydrogenative coupling involving P(O)–H bonds: a powerful way for the preparation of phosphoryl compounds
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This themed issue showcases the diverse fundamental and applied science associated with phosphorus, including discoveries about the preparation, properties, and reactivity of phosphorus-containing compounds and their applications.

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