3. Preparation, Properties and Reactions of Phosphoranes

  1. Frank R. Hartley
  1. Ramon Burgada1 and
  2. Ralph Setton2

Published Online: 7 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/047003436X.ch3

Organophosphorus Compounds (1993)

Organophosphorus Compounds (1993)

How to Cite

Burgada, R. and Setton, R. (1993) Preparation, Properties and Reactions of Phosphoranes, in Organophosphorus Compounds (1993) (ed F. R. Hartley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047003436X.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Cranfield University Cranfield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire de Chimie des Organoéléments, CNRS, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05, France

  2. 2

    CNRS, Centre de Recherche sur la Matière Diviśee, 1B rue de la Férollerie, F-45071 Orléans Cedex 2, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 1993

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471930570

Online ISBN: 9780470034361



  • pentacovalent phosphorus atom;
  • permutational isomerism;
  • chiral phosphoranes;
  • differently coordinated phosphorus species equilibria;
  • tautomeric equilibria of hydroxy phosphoranes;
  • turnstile rotation and berry pseudorotation process;
  • spirophosphoranes and polycyclic phosphoranes;
  • stereomutation mechanism


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structures and Geometries Associated with the Pentacovalent Phosphorus Atom

  • Permutational Isomerism

  • Chiral Phosphoranes

  • Equilibria among Differently Coordinated Phosphorus Species

  • Synthesis of Phosphoranes

  • References