Ambiphilic geometrically constrained phosphenium cation

Solomon Volodarsky, Roman Dobrovetsky*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this work the synthesis of a geometrically constrained phosphenium cation is shown. In contrast to previously reported phosphenium cations, the geometrical constriction of the P-center in this cation makes it ambiphilic and reactive towards small molecules such as H2O, ROH and NH3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6931-6934
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number50
StatePublished - 2018


FundersFunder number
Ministry of Science, Technology & Space, Israel


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