Synthesis, structure, and reactions of 1-tert-butyl-2-diphenylphosphino-imidazole.

Inorganic chemistry

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Sauerbrey S, Majhi PK, Daniels J, Schnakenburg G, Brändle GM, Scherer K, Streubel R. Synthesis, structure, and reactions of 1-tert-butyl-2-diphenylphosphino-imidazole. Inorg Chem. 2011;50(3):793-9.
Metalation reactions were studied of a sterically demanding imidazole derivative, namely, 1-tert-butylimidazole (1), with different metalation reagents and subsequent reaction with diphenylchlorophosphane. The reaction product, 1-tert-butyl-2-diphenylphosphino-imidazole (2), was subjected to oxidation and complexation reactions to yield the corresponding products Ph(2)(Imi)P-E (E = O (3), S (4), Se (5), W(CO)(5) (8)) and in the case of borane-THF the N-BH(3) coordination product 10 was obtained. The analytical data of the new compounds are discussed, including X-ray diffraction studies of 3-5.