Ferrocene derivatives. 27. Ferrocenyldimethylphosphine

Graham R. Knox, Peter L. Pauson, Debra Willison

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An improved synthesis of ferrocenyldimethlphophine, FcPMe2, is limited only by the unreliable literature procedure for preparing precursor dichloroferrocenylphosphine, FcPCl2. The latter compound yields a crystalline copper(I) iodide complex on reaction with lithium dimethlcuprate. Methanolysis of FCPCl2 yields unstable dimethl ferrocenylphosphonite, FcP(OMe)2, which is converted to methyl ferrocenylphosphinite, FcPH(O)OMe, on heating or chromatography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2930-2933
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1992


  • ferrocenyldimethlphosphine
  • copper iodide
  • chromatography

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