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Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1573;

Chiral Hypervalent, Pentacoordinated Phosphoranes

Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sienkiewicza 112, 90-363 Lodz, Poland
Department of Chemistry, Environment Protection and Biotechnology, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Armii Krajowej Ave. 13/15, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: György Keglevich
Received: 29 September 2016 / Revised: 2 November 2016 / Accepted: 16 November 2016 / Published: 21 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Organophosphorus Chemistry)


This review presents synthetic procedures applied to the preparation of chiral (mainly optically active) pentacoordinated, hypervalent mono and bicyclic phosphoranes. The mechanisms of their stereoisomerization and their selected interconversions are also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: hypervalency; chirality; phosphoranes; Berry pseudorotation; turnstile rotation hypervalency; chirality; phosphoranes; Berry pseudorotation; turnstile rotation

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Krasowska, D.; Chrzanowski, J.; Kiełbasiński, P.; Drabowicz, J. Chiral Hypervalent, Pentacoordinated Phosphoranes. Molecules 2016, 21, 1573.

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