Metal selection of ligand functionality in [(mes)2P(- ..O)2Li·2thf]2 and [{(Me3Si)2N}Cd{(mes)2P-..O} 2Li·2thf] (mes = C6H2Me3-2,4,6)

Michael A. Beswick, Natalie L. Cromhout, Christopher N. Harmer, Julie S. Palmer, Paul R. Raithby, Alexander Steiner, Kerry L. Verhorevoort, Dominic S. Wright

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The reaction of LiBun with [(mes)2P(H)=O] affords the diorganophosphinate complex [(mes)2P(-..O)2Li·2thf] 1 and [(mes)2PLi], however, addition of [Cd{N(SiMe3)2}2] to the mixture gives the diorganophosphinite complex [{Me3-Si)2N}Cd{(mes)2P-..O} 2Li·2thf] 2; the formation of these complexes illustrates that the ligand functionality of 1 can be controlled by the character of the coordinated metal ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-584
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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