Author(s) Pollard, V.A.; Young, A.; McLellan, R.; Kennedy, A.R.; Tuttle, T.; Mulvey, R.E.
Journal Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Date Published 2019 Aug 26

Synthesized, isolated, and characterized by X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopic studies, lithium phosphidoaluminate iBu AlPPh Li(THF) has been tested as a catalyst for hydrophosphination of alkynes, alkenes, and carbodiimides. Based on the collective evidence of stoichiometric reactions, NMR monitoring studies, kinetic analysis, and DFT calculations, a mechanism involving deprotonation, alkyne insertion, and protonolysis is proposed for the [iBu AlHLi] aluminate catalyzed hydrophosphination of alkynes with diphenylphosphine. This study enhances further the development of transition-metal-free, atom-economical homogeneous catalysis using common sustainable main-group metals.

DOI 10.1002/anie.201906807
ISSN 1521-3773
Citation Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019;58(35):1229112296.

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