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Madelyn Qin Yi Tay, Dr. Yunpeng Lu, Dr. Rakesh Ganguly and Dr. Dragoslav Vidović A Carbone-Stabilized Two-Coordinate Phosphorus(III)-Centered Dication Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209223

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A coordinatively unsaturated dicationic phosphorus compound has been synthesized and characterized (see structure; P pink, N blue, C gray). DFT calculations revealed that the polycation should show superior Lewis acid and σ-donor properties to the corresponding bis(dimethylamino)phosphenium cations. Preliminary investigations with PMe3 confirmed unusual reactivity patterns for the dication.

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