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

Burke, Lisa T. and Hevia-Freire, Eva and Holland, Rebecca and Jeffery, John C. and Leedham, Angela P. and Russell, Christopher A. and Steiner, Alexander and Zagorski, Anette (2000) Synthesis and structure of a tris imido phosphonate anion; the missing link in imido analogues of phosphorous oxoanions. Chemical Communications (London) (18). pp. 1769-1770. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

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−.