Optimised synthesis and characterisation of 1-adamantyltrimethylphosphonium iodide

Riad Mansour, Phillip Nejman, Laurence J. Taylor, Brian A. Chalmers, Fernando Rey, Abdelkader Bengueddach, J. Derek Woollins, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Petr Kilian

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A synthetic route to multigram quantities of 1-adamantyltrimethylphosphonium iodide is reported. The synthesis starts from the commercially available precursor 1-adamantyl bromide and was optimised with respect to yield and ease of purification. The title compound is of interest to zeolite chemists as a potent organic structure-directing agent. Full spectroscopic characterisation data of all isolated intermediates and single crystal X-ray diffraction data of AdP(O)Cl2, [AdPMe2H]I and [AdPMe3]I (Ad = 1-adamantyl) are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
Early online date1 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2017


  • Organophosphorus
  • Phosphonium
  • Synthesis
  • Adamantyl group
  • Organic Structure-directing Agent


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