Triple-Bond Reactivity of Diphosphorus Molecules

  title={Triple-Bond Reactivity of Diphosphorus Molecules},
  author={Nicholas A Piro and Joshua S Figueroa and Jessica T McKellar and C. Cummins},
  pages={1276 - 1279}
  • Nicholas A Piro, Joshua S Figueroa, +1 author C. Cummins
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Science
  • We report a mild method for generating the diphosphorus molecule or its synthetic equivalent in homogeneous solution; the P2 allotrope of the element phosphorus is normally obtained only under extreme conditions (for example, from P4 at 1100 kelvin). Diphosphorus is extruded from a niobium complex designed for this purpose and can be trapped efficiently by two equivalents of an organic diene to produce an organodiphosphorus compound. Diphosphorus stabilized by coordination to tungsten… CONTINUE READING
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