From 2,4-diphospha-3-thia- and -3-selenapentadienes [(Me 3Si)2C=P]2E to heteronorbornane cage compounds

Wolf W. Du Mont, Thorsten Gust, Jens Mahnke, Roxana M. Birzoi, Lisa Barra, Delia Bugnariu, Frank Ruthe, Cathleen Wismach, Peter G. Jones, Konstantin Karaghiosoff, László Nyulászi, Zoltán Benkõ

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Cagey characters: Heteronorbornanes (R 2CP)2E3 unexpectedly form when selenium or sulfur react with 2,4-diphosphapentadiene derivatives (R2C=P) 2E (R = Me3Si, E = S, Se; see picture). Calculations on model compounds (R=H3Si, E = S), and synthesized counterparts suggest that the (R2CP)2S3 cage forms after a sequence of C-S and P-S bond cleavage and formation steps involving S=P III-CR2-S-PV(=S)=CR2 as an open-chain intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8682-8685
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - dec. 10 2007

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Du Mont, W. W., Gust, T., Mahnke, J., Birzoi, R. M., Barra, L., Bugnariu, D., Ruthe, F., Wismach, C., Jones, P. G., Karaghiosoff, K., Nyulászi, L., & Benkõ, Z. (2007). From 2,4-diphospha-3-thia- and -3-selenapentadienes [(Me 3Si)2C=P]2E to heteronorbornane cage compounds. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 46(45), 8682-8685.