Synthesis of a stable 1,2-bis(ferrocenyl)diphosphene

Takahiro Sasamori*, Michiyasu Sakagami, Masatoshi Niwa, Heisuke Sakai, Yukio Furukawa, Norihiro Tokitoh

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The synthesis and characterization of a stable 1,2-bis(ferrocenyl)diphosphene, wherein a P=P π-bond connects two ferrocenyl units will be reported. This represents an unprecedented example for a d–π electron system containing a heavier pnictogen π-spacer group. Stabilization of the highly reactive P=P π-bond was achieved by steric protection using two bulky ferrocenyl moieties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8562-8564
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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