Monophosphine and diphosphine ligands for diplatinum polyynediyl complexes: Efficient syntheses of new functionality-containing systems and model compounds Academic Article uri icon


  • Br(CH2)4Br and NaO(CH2)2CH{double bond, long}CH2 react under suitable conditions to give Br(CH2)4O(CH2)2CH{double bond, long}CH2 (55%), which is treated with KPPh2 to yield the ether-containing phosphine Ph2P(CH2)4O(CH2)2CH{double bond, long}CH2 (83%). The reaction of CH3CH2OC(O)CH{double bond, long}C(CH3)2 and BrMg(CH2)3CH{double bond, long}CH2 in the presence of CuCl (cat.) and ClSiMe3 yields CH3CH2OC(O)CH2C(CH3)2(CH2)3CH{double bond, long}CH2 (67%), which is reduced to an alcohol that is brominated, reacted with Grubbs' catalyst, hydrogenated, and treated with KPPh2 to give the bis(geminally dimethylated) diphosphine Ph2P(CH2)2C(CH3)2(CH2)8C(CH3)2(CH2)2PPh2 (47% overall). The photochemical reaction of I(CF2)8I and H2C{double bond, long}CHCH2SnBu3 yields H2C{double bond, long}CHCH2(CF2)8CH2CH{double bond, long}CH2 (52%), which is converted with 9-BBN to a diol (92%) that is brominated and treated with LiPR2 to give the fluorinated diphosphines R2P(CH2)3(CF2)8(CH2)3PR2 (R = a, p-tol, 67%; b, t-Bu, 69%; c, o-tol, 86%). Reactions of Br(CH2)mBr and LiPR2 similarly yield R2P(CH2)mPR2 (m/R = 8/a, 95%; 14/a, 96%; 14/p-C6H4-t-Bu, 98%). Reactions of KPPh2 with Br(CH2)mCH{double bond, long}CH2and Br(CH2)7CH3 give the corresponding monophosphines Ph2P(CH2)mCH{double bond, long}CH2 (m = 7, 82%; 10, 84%) and Ph2P(CH2)7CH3 (85%). When the former is combined with [Pt(-Cl)(C6F5)(tht)]2 (tht = tetrahydrothiophene), trans-(C6F5)(Ph2P(CH2)mCH{double bond, long}CH2)2PtCl (77-70%) is isolated. When the latter (excess) is combined with trans,trans-(C6F5)(p-tol3P)2Pt(C{triple bond, long}C)4Pt(Pp-tol3)2(C6F5) (RT, 65 C), trans,trans-(C6F5)(Ph2P(CH2)7CH3)2Pt(C{triple bond, long} C)4Pt(Ph2P(CH2)7CH3)2(C6F5) (53%) is isolated. 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • de Quadras, L., Stahl, J., Zhuravlev, F., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • de Quadras, Laura||Stahl, J├╝rgen||Zhuravlev, Fedor||Gladysz, John A

publication date

  • April 2007