“Carbodiphosphoranes” by a New Rearrangement of Phosphorus Ylides

Anette Wohlleben, Hubert Schmidbaur

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An unexpected reaction of methylenebisphosphonium salts such as 1 is their rearrangement to “carbodiphosphoranes” 2 on deprotonation. The bisphosphorane 3 is not formed. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-418
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1977
Externally publishedYes


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