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Insertion of benzyl isocyanide into a Zr-P bond and rearrangement. Atom-economical synthesis of a phosphaalkene.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) (2007-10-11)
Samantha N MacMillan, Joseph M Tanski, Rory Waterman
ABSTRACT

Reaction of (N(3)N)ZrPHPh (N(3)N=N(CH(2)CH(2)NSiMe(3))(3)(3-)) with PhCH(2)N[triple bond]C affords the 1,1-insertion product (N(3)N)Zr[C(PHPh)=NCH(2)Ph], which thermally rearranges to the phosphaalkene-containing complex, (N(3)N)Zr[N(CH(2)Ph)C(H)=PPh].

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Benzyl isocyanide, 98%