Phosphide coupling in the reaction of Sn(NMe2)2 with MesPHLi; synthesis and structure of the Sn(II) phosphide dianion [{(Sn(μ-PMes)}2(MesP)2]2- (Mes = 2,4,6-Me3C6H2)

A. D. Bond, A. Rothenberger, A. D. Woods, D. S. Wright*

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In contrast to the reactions of other primary phosphides with Sn(NMe2)2, the reaction of MesPHLi with Sn(NMe2)2 results in partial coupling of MesP groups in the product (which contains the novel Sn(II) dianion [{(Sn(μ-PMes)}2(MesP)2]2-).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-526
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 21 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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