Validating the Biphilic Hypothesis of Nontrigonal Phosphorus(III) Compounds
Author(s)Lee, Kyounghoon; Blake, Anastasia V.; Tanushi, Akira; McCarthy, Sean M.; Kim, Daniel; Loria, Sydney M.; Donahue, Courtney M.; Spielvogel, Kyle D.; Keith, Jason M.; Daly, Scott R.; Radosevich, Alexander T.; ... Show more Show less
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Constraining σ3-P compounds in nontrigonal, entatic geometries has proven to be an effective strategy for promoting biphilic oxidative addition reactions more typical of transition metals. Although qualitative descriptions of the impact of structure and symmetry on σ3-P complexes have been proposed, electronic structure variations responsible for biphilic reactivity have yet to be elucidated experimentally. Reported here are P K-edge XANES data and complementary TDDFT calculations for a series of structurally modified P(N)3 complexes that both validate and quantify electronic structure variations proposed to give rise to biphilic reactions at phosphorus. These data are presented alongside experimentally referenced electronic structure calculations that reveal nontrigonal structures predicted to further enhance biphilic reactivity in σ3-P ligands and catalysts.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Lee, Kyounghoon et al. "Validating the Biphilic Hypothesis of Nontrigonal Phosphorus(III) Compounds." Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 58, 21 (May 2019): 6993-6998 © 2019 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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