A Novel Alanine Derivatised Phosphine

Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, John Derek Woollins, Q Zhang

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Reaction of Ph2PCl with alanine methyl ester affords the chiral aminophosphine Ph2NHCH(CH3)C(O) OCH3 (dppal) which reacts with M(COD)Cl-2 to give Pt(dppal)(2)Cl-2 (1) and Cl(dppal)PdCl2Pd(dppal)Cl (2). The X-ray structures of dppalO, 1 and 2 an reported. The amino acid containing ligand forms intramolecular H bonds with the C-O-C or C=O oxygen atoms within the ligand and with the cis chlorides in the complexes. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1999


  • crystal structures
  • alanine compounds
  • phosphine compounds


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