Structural investigation into the suprising stability of free and complexed bis(amino) phosphine azides Academic Article uri icon


  • The reaction of (iPr2N)2PN3 (1) with Fe2(CO)9 in toluene solution at 25C produces the complex (iPr2N)2P(N3)-Fe(CO)4 (3) with a high yield. The cophotolysis of 1 and Cr(CO)6 in tetrahydrofuran solution results in the formation of (iPr2N)2P(N3)-Cr(CO) 5 (4). Complexes 3 and 4 were found to be stable to UV irradiation (254 nm). The chromium complex 4 and the free phosphine azide (c-Hex2N)2PN3 (2) have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. 1995.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Cowley, A. H., Gabba, F. P., Bertrand, G., Carrano, C. J., & Bond, M. R.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Cowley, Alan H||Gabbaï, François P||Bertrand, Guy||Carrano, Carl J||Bond, Marcus R

publication date

  • May 1995