Using silylphosphanes as ligands- synthetic and theoretical investigations of diphosphastannylenes

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The number of publications that examine α,α′ - nitrogen stabilized cyclic carbenes (NHC, Arduengo carbenes) is quite large given that there is just one analogous α,α′- phosphorus stabilized compound of this type[1]. Both, NHCs and their heavier analogous diaminotetrylenes, have, due to their high reactivity, substantial possibilities in transition metal catalysis.
Although there is just one cyclic diphosphatetrylene several acyclic ones are known in literature. Most of these diphosphatetrylenes are either stabilized by intermolecular bases or via dimerization. Monomeric diphosphatetrylenes usually feature very bulky substituents for stabilization [2,3]. Izod[4] recently characterized monomeric diphosphastannylenes and –germylenes with large substituents that have one planar phosphorus centre which might aid the stabilisation.
Using calculations at the DFT level together with exact cone angle calculations[5] we explored the stabilization effects of various phosphorus substituents (H, Me, tBu, Ph, TMS, Hyp=(Si(SiMe3)3)) on diphosphastannylenes. Our synthetic work led to the isolation if two supermesityl(trimethylsily)phosphanides and the characterisation of a novel monomeric diphosphastannylene, [HypP(SiMe3)]2Sn.
Period16 Mar 2018
Event title15th European Workshop in Phosphorus Chemistry
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number15
LocationUppsala, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science