An efficient, scalable synthesis of ferrocenylphosphine and dichloroferrocenylphosphine

Brian Andrew Surgenor, Laurence John Taylor, Andreas Nordheider, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, Kasun Sankalpa Athukorala Arachchige, John Derek Woollins, Petr Kilian

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A new synthetic route to FcPH2 and FcPCl2 (Fc = Ferrocenyl) is presented. This method avoids the challenging monolithiation of ferrocene, as well as any tedious purification steps. All reactions are high yielding and easily conducted on a relatively large scale, using economical and commercially available synthetic precursors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5973-5976
JournalRSC Advances
Early online date8 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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