Fluoroalkenyl, fluoroalkynyl and fluoroalkyl phosphines

Kulbinder K. Banger, Alan K. Brisdon, Christopher J. Herbert, Hana Ali Ghaba, Ian S. Tidmarsh

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    A review of the methods available for the preparation of monodentate P(III) compounds containing fluoroalkenyl, fluoroalkynyl and fluoroalkyl groups is given. The synthesis, properties and coordination chemistry of some fluoroalkenyl- and fluoroalkynyl-containing phosphines derived from HFC-134a (CF3CH2F) and HFC-245fa (CF3CH2CH2F) is summarised. The development of the reaction between trimethylsilyl-containing phosphines and RfI which provides a general method by which bulky fluoroalkyl groups, such as i-C3F7, t-C4F9, c-C6F11, can be readily introduced into phosphorus(III) centres is reported. Together these methods provide a way of generating P(III) systems of the type R3-nP(Rf)n capable of possessing a wide range of steric and electronic properties. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1117-1129
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


    • Characterisation
    • Fluoroalkenyl
    • Fluoroalkyl
    • Fluoroalkynyl
    • Phosphines
    • Synthesis


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