Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dieter Lentz
Highly reactive, easily polymerizable, and difficult to handle—these properties characterize fluorinated isocyanides, which have not long been accessible on a preparative scale. Their exceptional π acceptor capability makes them excellent ligands. The mechanisms of some reactions, for example the reaction of (mes*)PP(mes*) with CF3NC to give 1, are still an enigma. mes* = 2,4,6-tri-tert-butyl.