N2O oxidation of phosphines catalyzed by low-valent nickel complexes

Tohru Yamada, Kyosuke Suzuki, Kentaro Hashimoto, Taketo Ikeno

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In the presence of a catalytic amount of the nickel(0) complex derived from Ni(acac)2 or NiCl2 with DIBAL or BuLi, nitrous oxide (N2O) was captured and activated to oxidize phosphine(III) into the corresponding phosphine oxide. Bidentate phosphines, for example, 1,3-bis(diphenyl-phosphino)propane (dppp), were employed as effective ligands for N2O; oxidation and were recovered after the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1044
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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  • Chemistry(all)


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