Synthesis and structure of [Li(thf)4]2(Ph2P)10Cd4 containing a dianion with a Cd4P10 adamantanoid core

Michael A. Beswick, Paul R. Raithby, Christopher A. Russell, Alexander Steiner, Kerry L. Verhorevoort, Gregory N. Ward, Dominic S. Wright

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A potential single-source precursor for semiconducting cadmium phosphide phases, the title complex is prepared by nucleophilic substitution of [Cd{N(SiMe3)2}2] with Ph2PLi. The adamantanoid core of the dianion (shown on the right) contains four Cd centers and six bridging phosphido ligands; four terminal phosphides complete the coordination spheres of the Cd atoms. (For clarity the substituents on phosphorus have been omitted.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2662-2664
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 1996


  • Adamantanoid compounds
  • Cadmium compounds
  • Complexes with phosphorus ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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