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Anionic ring-opening polymerization of small phosphorus heterocycles and their borane adducts: an ab initio investigation

Coote, Michelle; Hodgson, Jennifer; Krenske, Elizabeth; Wild, Stanley (Bruce)


The kinetics and thermodynamics of anionic ring-opening reactions of phosphiranes, phosphetanes, and phospholanes and their borane adducts have been studied by high-level ab initio procedures. For the free heterocycles, model propagation reactions involving nucleophilic attack by Me2P - at the ring α-carbon were found to be feasible for the three- and four-membered rings, but not for the five-membered ring. For the borane adducts, nucleophilic attack by Me2(BH3)P- was only facile for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Heteroatom Chemistry
DOI: 10.1002/hc.20323


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