Taming a Functional Group: Creating Air-Stable, Chiral Primary Phosphanes

Authors

  • Rachel M. Hiney,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: (+353) 1-716-2127
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  • Lee J. Higham Dr.,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: (+353) 1-716-2127
    2. Current address: School of Natural Sciences-Chemistry, Bedson Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
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  • Helge Müller-Bunz Dr.,

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: (+353) 1-716-2127
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  • Declan G. Gilheany Dr.

    1. School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Conway Institute for Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: (+353) 1-716-2127
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  • We thank the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology (IRCSET) for a scholarship for R.M.H. and the EU for a Marie Curie Host Development Fellowship (HMPD-CT-2000-00053) for L.J.H. We also thank Prof. R. O'Neill for electrochemistry advice and apparatus as well as Dr. G. Docherty (Rhodia) for discussions on phenylphosphane.

Abstract

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Gezähmtes Feuer: Enantiomerenreine primäre Phosphane wurden entwickelt, die sowohl im festen Zustand als auch in Lösung bemerkenswert stabil gegen Luftoxidation sind (siehe Beispiel). Die Stabilität dieser neuen Klasse von Liganden scheint auf der Konjugation des ausgedehnten π-Elektronensystems zu beruhen, wobei ein zusätzlicher Ring ausreicht.

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