Rapid one-pot synthesis of cycloheptatriene-phosphonium derivatives

Samantha M. Kruse, Stephanie K. Hurst

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The direct combination reaction of tropylium tetrafluoroborate with a range of mono- and bi-dentate phosphines in chlorinated solvents leads to the formation of a series of cycloheptatriene-phosphonium derivatives in excellent yields. Multi-nuclear NMR and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies confirm the addition of the tropylium ligand to the phosphorous centre to form cycloheptatriene derivatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6319-6322
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number46
StatePublished - Nov 18 2015


  • Cycloheptatriene
  • Dppe
  • Dppf
  • Dppp
  • Phosphonium
  • Tropylium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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