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Isolable Phosphanylidene Phosphorane with a Sterically Accessible Two-Coordinate Phosphorus Atom


  • This work was supported by the EPSRC, COST action CM0802 PhoSciNet, and the EPSRC national mass spectrometry service centre (NMSSC), Swansea.


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'P' undressed: A stable phosphanylidene phosphorane with a sterically accessible (naked) two-coordinate P is reported (see structure). Coordination to Pd0 reveals its phosphine donor/phosphinidene acceptor (R3P→PR′) nature by exposing its phosphinidene-like reactivity.