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Selective preparation of the [3,5-t Bu2-1,2,4-C2P3P]- ion and synthesis and the structure of the cationic species nido-[3,5-tBu2-1,2,4-C2P3]+ isoelectronic with [C5R5]+

Lynam, J.M., Copsey, M.C., Green, M., Jeffery, J.C., McGrady, J.E., Russell, C.A., Slattery, J.M. and Swain, A.C. (2003) Selective preparation of the [3,5-t Bu2-1,2,4-C2P3P]- ion and synthesis and the structure of the cationic species nido-[3,5-tBu2-1,2,4-C2P3]+ isoelectronic with [C5R5]+. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 42 (24). pp. 2778-2782. ISSN 1433-7851

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Abstract

Building pyramids: The first P-C cluster, namely, the novel nido species 2, is readily prepared from 1 (=CtBu), which is also an excellent precursor for the selective synthesis of the anion 3. DFT calculations show that there is a switch in the global minimum, on the introduction of three P atoms (CH) into the [C5H5]+ ion, from cyclic-unsaturated to saturated cage species, such as 2.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Chemistry (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 15:42
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2009 15:42
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200351096
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Identification Number: 10.1002/anie.200351096
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5489

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