Intramolecular C-N bond activation by a geometrically constrained PIII-centre

Deependra Bawari, Solomon Volodarsky, Yael Ginzburg, Kuldeep Jaiswal, Pooja Joshi, Roman Dobrovetsky*

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In this work the first examples of C-N bond activation by insertion into a geometrically constrained PIII-centre are shown. The mechanisms of these activation processes leading to new PV species were studied both experimentally and computationally. Interestingly, in the case of insertion of the PIII-centre into an N-C(O)H bond, an unstable phosphoranyl-formaldehyde intermediate is probably formed, which undergoes decarbonylation in the presence of a catalytic amount of HCl producing a hydrophosphorane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12176-12179
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number87
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2022


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