Synthesis and characterisation of some novel low-coordinate phosphorus compounds containing bulky electron-withdrawing substituents
The synthesis of several new phosphorus derivatives including new monophosphanes of the type RPX(_2) (X = F, CI and H), containing either the Fluoromes [2,4,6-(CF(_3))(_3)C(_6)H(_2)] or Fluoroxyl [2,6-(CF(_3))(_2)C(_6)H(_3)] group has been carried out successfully. The synthesis of a number of Cis-Platin analogous has been facilitated by the reaction of these new monophosphanes with a platinum dimer [(PCl(_2)(Pet(_3))(_2)](_2). These compounds are of the type PtCl(_2)(Pet(_3))RPX(_2) (X = CI, H and F, R = 2,6- bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl). These compounds have shown an interesting correlation between bond length and (^1)J(_p-pt) NMR coupling. Disubstituted phosphanes (RPX(_2), X = CI, H) have also been synthesised and subsequent reaction has facilitated the formation, characterisation and structure solution of a new phosphorus (I) species (RP(_2)(^(-)))(Ph(_3)PCH(_3))(^1) (R - Fluoromes).Attempts have been made to synthesise the first phosphaalkyne containing a bulky electron withdrawing ligand. This involved the reaction of RP=CCl(_2) (R = 2,6- bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl) with a number of Pt(0) and Pd(0) species. (^31)P NMR studies have been used extensively throughout the project to help characterise and identify the products. The single crystal, solid state structures of many of the new species were elucidated by X-ray diffraction using a Siemens Smart CCD.