Conformational analysis of stabilized phosphonium ylides by 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

José Barluenga, Fernando López, Francisco Palacios, Francisco Sánchez-Ferrando

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Abstract

Rotational barriers (ΔG‡) for methoxycarbonyl groups in methyl 4-hydroxy-1,1-diphenyl-3-[(E)-phenylimino]-3H-λ5-phosphole-2- carboxylate (8) (ΔG‡ = 62 ± 4 kJ mol-1, T c = 283 ± 5 K) and its synthetic precursor, dimethyl 2-(methyldiphenylphosphoranylidene)-3-phenyliminosuccinate (6) (ΔG‡ = 45 ± 2 kJ mol-1, Tc = 208 ± 5 K), as well as the related compounds, dimethyl 3-benzylidene-2- (methyldiphenylphosphoranylidene)succinate (7) (ΔG‡ = 62 ± 3 kJ mol-1, Tc = 278 ± 5 K) and methyl 2-(methyldiphenylphosphoranylidene)-3-phenyliminopropionate (5) (ΔG‡ = 52 ± 2 kJ mol-1, Tc = 243 ± 5 K), were determined by low-temperature 1H n.m.r. Individual rotamers were identified and their n.m.r. signals assigned by means of low-temperature nuclear Overhauser effect (n.O.e.) studies on the ester (5). Protonation of the phenylimino derivatives (5) and (6) was found to occur at the nitrogen atom rather than at the phosphorane α-carbon atom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-907
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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