Lewis Base Stabilized Oxophosphonium Ions

Authors

  • Arthur D. Hendsbee,

    1. The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
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  • Nick A. Giffin,

    1. The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
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  • Yaoting Zhang,

    1. The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
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  • Prof. Dr. Cory C. Pye,

    1. The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jason D. Masuda

    Corresponding author
    1. The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
    • The Maritimes Centre for Green Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3 (Canada)
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  • We acknowledge the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for financial support of this work (Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship to N.A.G. and Discovery Grant to J.D.M. and C.C.P.). The Canadian Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund, the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust and the NSERC Research Tools and Instruments grants program are thanked for providing funding for equipment. We thank the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet) for access to computational facilities.

Abstract

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Totally OXOme! Monomeric oxophosphonium ions have been prepared from N-heterocyclic phosphenium ions and triethylamine or pyridine N-oxides (see picture; Dipp=2,6-diisopropylphenyl). Their structures were confirmed by single-crystal X-ray crystallography.

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