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E-H bond activation of ammonia and water by a geometrically constrained phosphorus(III) compound

Abstract:
The synthesis of a phosphorus(III) compound bearing a N,N-bis(3,5-di-tert-butyl-2-phenoxy)amide ligand is reported. This species has been found to react with ammonia and water, activating the E-H bonds in both substrates by formal oxidative addition to afford the corresponding phosphorus(V) compounds. In the case of water, both O-H bonds can be activated, splitting the molecule into its constituent elements. To our knowledge, this is the first example of a compound based on main group elements that sequentially activates water in this manner.
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10.1002/anie.201506998

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry
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Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Angewandte Chemie International Edition Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
46
Pages:
13758-13763
Publication date:
2015-09-25
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EISSN:
1521-3773
ISSN:
1433-7851
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uuid:301afa49-62f1-4f9d-94e9-9f28e0dbd2dd
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575141
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pubs:575141

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