P,P-dimethylformylphosphine: the phosphorus analogue of N,N-dimethylformamide

Kevin M. Szkop, Andrew R. Jupp, Douglas W. Stephan

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The neutral PCO derivative Ph3GePCO undergoes addition of borohydride to generate the anion [Ph3GePC(H)OBPh3]. A subsequent deprotection strategy provides access to the monomethyl and dimethylformyl phosphines, Ph3GeP(Me)C(H)O and Me2PC(H)O, respectively. The latter species which is the phosphorus analogue of DMF, was characterized and shown to complex via phosphorus to Ru. A computational study also highlights the similarities and differences between the P- and N-containing molecules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12751–12755
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
Early online date1 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018


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