Synthesis and structure of a tris imido phosphonate anion; the missing link in imido analogues of phosphorous oxoanions

Lisa T. Burke, Eva Hevia-Freire, Rebecca Holland, John C. Jeffery, Angela P. Leedham, Christopher A. Russell, Alexander Steiner, Anette Zagorski

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The reaction of PCl3 with 3 equivalents of 2-methoxyaniline in THF/NEt3, followed by metallation with BunLi (2 equivalents) yields a complex [Li2P(H)(NR)3]2 1 (R = 2-methoxyphenyl), whose tris imido phosphonate anion is the imido analogue of the phosphite anion, [HPO3]2−.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1770
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • phosphonate anion
  • phosphorous oxoanions
  • 2-methoxyaniline

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