9. Chemistry and ligating properties of phospha-alkynes and their derivatives

  1. Frank R. Hartley
  1. M. J. Maah

Published Online: 22 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470034439.ch9

Organophosphorus Compounds (1990)

Organophosphorus Compounds (1990)

How to Cite

Maah, M. J. (1990) Chemistry and ligating properties of phospha-alkynes and their derivatives, in Organophosphorus Compounds (1990) (ed F. R. Hartley), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470034439.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Foundation Studies in Science, University of Malaya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471926078

Online ISBN: 9780470034439



  • thermal elimination;
  • NMR spectroscopy;
  • hexa-phosphorus;
  • chlorotrimethylsilane;
  • kieselguhr


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Background

  • Synthetic Routes to Phospha-Alkynes

  • Thermal Stability of Phospha-Alkynes

  • Structural and Bonding Aspects of Phospha-Alkynes

  • Reactivity of Phospha-Alkynes

  • Phospha-Alkyne-Transition Metal Complexes

  • Use of Phospha-Alkynes in the Synthesis of Phosphorus Analogues of η4-Cyclobutadiene-, η5-Cyclopentadienyl-and η6-Arene-Transition Metal Complexes

  • NMR Spectra of Phospha-Alkyne-Metal Complexes

  • Appendix

  • References