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Phosphorus(I) iodide: a versatile metathesis reagent for the synthesis of low oxidation state phosphorus compounds.

Authors
  • Ellis, Bobby D
  • Macdonald, Charles L B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Inorganic chemistry
Publication Date
Aug 21, 2006
Volume
45
Issue
17
Pages
6864–6874
Identifiers
PMID: 16903744
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An improved method for the synthesis of cyclic low oxidation state P cations is presented. The only byproducts of the reaction of phosphorus triiodide with chelating phosphines are readily removed, resulting in an easily accessible P(I) reagent with an anion that can be readily replaced through salt metathesis chemistry. These P(I) salts are surprisingly stable, even in O2 and moisture, and the origin of this unusual stability is elucidated using density functional theory calculations.

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