Activation of CO<inf>2</inf> and SO<inf>2</inf> by boryl(phosphino)carbenes

Florie Lavigne, Eddy Maerten, Gilles Alcaraz, Vicenç Branchadell, Nathalie Saffon-Merceron, Antoine Baceiredo

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Dismembering molecules: The stable boryl(phosphino)carbene 1 can cleave small organic dioxide molecules. With CO2 and SO2, 1 gives, respectively, the phosphacumulene ylide [Mes(iPr2N)B-O-P(CCO) (NiPr2)Mes] (see scheme and structure) and boryl(phosphoryl)sulfine [Mes(iPr2N)B-C(SO)-P(O)(NiPr2)Mes] which have been structurally and spectroscopically characterized. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2489-2491
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012


  • boron
  • carbenes
  • cumulenes
  • phosphorus
  • ylides


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