Stoichiometric and catalytic Sn-mediated dehydrocoupling of primary phosphines

R.E. Mulvey, Vasel Naseri, R.J. Less, Mary McPartlin, Dominic S. Wright

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The room-temperature reactions of stannocene, Cp*2Sn, with a range of primary phosphines, RPH2, result in diphosphanes [RP(H)P(H)R]. The reactions involving Cp*2SnCl2, however, result in catalytic dehydrocoupling; the first example of main group metal catalysed dehydrocoupling to be identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5000-5002
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • phosphines
  • dehydrocoupling
  • stannocene


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