A Property-Matched Water-Soluble Analogue of the Benchmark Ligand PPh3

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  • Michel Ferreira,

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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  • Hervé Bricout Dr.,

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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  • Frédéric Hapiot Dr.,

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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  • Adlane Sayede Dr.,

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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  • Sébastien Tilloy Prof. Dr.,

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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  • Eric Monflier Prof. Dr.

    1. Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide-UMR 8181, Université d'Artois rue Jean Souvraz, S.P.18, 62307 Lens Cédex (France), Fax: (+33) 321791755
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Abstract

A series of sulfonated biphenylphosphanes were readily prepared from commercially available, inexpensive, and air-stable organic compounds. Of these, the trisulfonated trisbiphenylphosphane can be considered as a true water-soluble analogue of PPh3 as the cone angle and basicity of both phosphanes are very close and result in a similar coordination mode on palladium and rhodium complexes. The catalytic performance of the trisulfonated trisbiphenylphosphane was evaluated in the aqueous hydroformylation of 1-decene and the Tsuji–Trost reaction.

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