Attenuated organo-magnesium activation of white phosphorus

Merle Arrowsmith, Michael S. Hill, Andrew L. Johnson, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Mary F. Mahon

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Sequential reactions between a 2,6-di-iso-propylphenyl-substiuted -diketiminato magnesium n-butyl derivative and P4¬ allow the highly discriminating synthesis of unusual [nBu2P4]2 and [nBu2P8]2 cluster dianions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7882-7885
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number27
Early online date27 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2015


  • cluster compounds  magnesium  P4 activation  phosphorus  structure elucidation

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