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Zirconium-Catalyzed Alkene Hydrophosphination and Dehydrocoupling with an Air-Stable, Fluorescent Primary Phosphine

Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
School of Chemistry, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
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Current address: Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS015, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
Academic Editor: J. Derek Woollins
Inorganics 2016, 4(3), 26;
Received: 22 July 2016 / Revised: 5 August 2016 / Accepted: 8 August 2016 / Published: 15 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organophosphorus Chemistry 2016)
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Zirconium-catalyzed alkene hydrophosphination and dehydrocoupling with an air-stable, fluorescent primary phosphine 8-[(4-phosphino)phenyl]-4,4-dimethyl-1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-2,6-diethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene furnishes fluorescent phosphine products. Hydrophosphination of the fluorescent phosphine produces products with a complete selectivity for the secondary product. A key intermediate in catalysis, a zirconium phosphido compound, was isolated. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrophosphination; dehydrocoupling; primary phosphines; fluorescence hydrophosphination; dehydrocoupling; primary phosphines; fluorescence

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Bange, C.A.; Mucha, N.T.; Cousins, M.E.; Gehsmann, A.C.; Singer, A.; Truax, T.; Higham, L.J.; Waterman, R. Zirconium-Catalyzed Alkene Hydrophosphination and Dehydrocoupling with an Air-Stable, Fluorescent Primary Phosphine. Inorganics 2016, 4, 26.

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