Paul G. Pringle

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The following unsymmetrical diphosphines have been prepared: o-C6H4(CH2PtBu2)(PR2) where R = PtBu2 (L3a); PCg (L3b); PPh2 (L3c); P(o-C6H4CH3)2 (L3d); P(o-C6H4OCH3)2 (L3e) and o-C6H4(CH2PCg)(PCg) (L3f) where PCg is 6-phospha-2,4,8-trioxa-1,3,5,7-tetramethyladamant-6-yl. Hydromethoxycarbonylation of ethene under commercially relevant conditions has been(More)
The optically pure monophosphites P(OAr)(BINOLate) (7, where Ar = 2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl) have been prepared by treatment of PCl2(OAr) with R- or S-BINOL. Treatment of [PdCl2(NCMe)2] with 7 gave [PdCl2(7)2] (9) or the binuclear orthometallated complex [Pd2Cl2(7-H)2] (8) depending on the reaction conditions. Bridge cleavage reactions of 8 gave(More)
The fluoroaryl phosphines P{C6H3(CF3)2-3,5}3 (La) and P(C6F5)3 (Lb) form the complexes trans-[MCl2(La)2] and trans-[MCl2(Lb)2](M = Pd or Pt) which have been isolated and fully characterised. 31P NMR studies of competition experiments show that the stability of trans-[PdCl2L2] is in the order L = Lb< La <PPh3. The crystal structure of trans-[PtCl2(La)2] is(More)
The coordination chemistry of the four phosphines, P{C6H3(o-CH3)(p-Z)}3 where Z = H (1a) or OMe (1b) and P{C6H3(o-CHMe2)(p-Z)}3 Z = H (1c) or OMe (1d) with platinum(II) and palladium(II) is reported. Mononuclear complexes trans-[PdCl2L2](L = 1a,b) and trans-[PtCl2L2](L = 1a-c) have been prepared and the crystal structures of trans-[PdCl2(1b)2] and(More)
The 4-phosphacyclohexanones, 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-phenyl-4-phosphorinanone (La), 1,2,6-triphenyl-4-phosphorinanone ((Ph)Lb), 1-cyclohexyl-2,6-diphenyl-4-phosphorinanone ((Cy)Lb) and 1-tert-butyl-2,6-diphenyl-4-phosphorinanone ((Bu)Lb) have been made by modifications of literature methods. Phosphines (R)Lb are each formed as mixtures of meso- and(More)
The solvento complex [Rh(L)2(S)2]+ where L=tBuP(R-binaphthoxo) is shown to be in equilibrium with an eta-arene dirhodium complex and only weak, monodentate binding of alkenes is observed; in addition, an intermediate Rh alkyl hydride complex containing two coordinated monophosphonites is unambiguously characterised by NMR.
The cage phosphines 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-6-phenyl-2,4,8-trioxa-6-phosphaadamantane (1a) and 1,3,5,7-tetraethyl-6-phenyl-2,4,8,trioxa-6-phosphaadamantane (1b) have been made by the acid catalysed addition of PhPH(2) to the appropriate beta-diketones; the acid used (HCl, H(3)PO(4) or H(2)SO(4)) and its concentration affect the rate and selectivity of these(More)