(Decacarbonyl)(1-isopropyl-2-phenyl-1,2,5,6-tetrahydroacenaphtho [5,6-cd][1,2]diphosphole)ditungsten(0)

Zachary H. Davis, Cameron L. Carpenter-Warren, Laurence J. Taylor, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Petr Kilian, Brian A. Chalmers*

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A binuclear tungsten(0) complex with an asymmetric bridging 1,2-diphosphole ligand was prepared by the photolysis of tungsten hexacarbonyl in the presence of 1-isopropyl-2-phenyl-1,2,5,6-tetrahydroacenaphtho [5,6-cd][1,2]diphosphole. The tungsten complex 1 was characterized by high resolution mass spectrometry, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy (1H, 13C, 31P), and elemental microanalysis. The structure of the trans isomer was resolved by single crystal X-ray diffraction, showing a slight elongation of the P−P bond upon coordination to the W(CO)5 groups.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberM1671
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2023


  • X-ray crystallography
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Inert atmosphere synthesis
  • Phosphorus
  • Tungsten
  • Binuclear complex


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