Synthesis and structure of [{ButP2H}K·pmdeta]2, containing an organo diphosphido ligand [pmdeta = (Me2NCH2CH2)2NMe]

Michael A. Beswick, Alexander D. Hopkins, Lesley C. Kerr, Marta E.G. Mosquera, Julie S. Palmer, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Rothenberger, D. Stalke, Alexander Steiner, Andrew E.H. Wheatley, Dominic S. Wright*

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Reduction of [ButP]4 with K metal (1:5 equiv.) followed by the addition of pmdeta and stoichiometric hydrolysis gives [{(ButP)2H}K·pmdeta]2, a unique complex containing a [ButP(H)PBut]- anion ligand homologous with a phosphido anion (R2P-).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1527-1528
Number of pages2
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 7 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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