New Developments in the Chemistry of Polyphosphanes

Authors

  • Prof. Dr. E. Wiberg,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität München (Germany)
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  • Dr. M. Van Ghemen,

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität München (Germany)
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    • M. van Ghemen: “Zur Kenntnis ketten- und ringförmiger Oligophosphane” [Chain and Cyclic Oligophosphanes], Diploma Thesis, Universtät München, 1960; “Zur Kenntnis organosubstituierter Oligophosphane” [Organo-Substitued Oligophosphanes]. Ph.D. Thesis, Universität München, 1962.

  • Dr. G. Müller-Schiedmayer

    1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Universität München (Germany)
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    • G. Müller-Schiedmayer: “Über die Umsetzung von Phosphorhalogeniden mit Metallhydriden” [The Reaction of Phosphorus Halides with Metal Hydrides], Diploma Thesis, Universität München. 1958.


  • Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Karl Winnacker on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Abstract

While silicon and sulfur, which are situated to the left and to the right of phosphorus in the periodic table, from numerous chain and cyclic Si–Si and S–S-compounds with varying numbers of members, until recently the polyphosphance chemistry has been limited to the two-membered compounds diphosphane P2H4 and its derivatives. A number of results obtained in studies on polyphosphanes carried out in recent years will therefore be discussed, which, together with some more recent work by other authors, have led to an expansion of our knowledge of the prepration and properties of straight and branched-chain as well as of cyclic and polycylic –P–P-systems.

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