Formation of Hydridocyclotriphosphazenes via the Reactions of Organocopper Reagents with Halocyclotriphosphazenes. Reaction Mechanism

Harry R. Allcock, Paul Harris

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Abstract

l-Hydrido-l-alkyltetrachlorocyclotriphosphazenes, N 3 P 3 CI 4 RH (II) (where R = CH 3 , C 2 H 5 , n-C 3 H 7 , i-C 3 H 7 . n-C 4 H 9 , i-C 4 H 9 , t-C 4 H 9 ), have been synthesized by the new reaction of hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene. (NPCl 2 ) 3 , with alkyl Grignard reagents in the presence of [(n-C 4 H 9 ) 3 PCul] 4 . followed by treatment with 2-propanol. The structural characterization of these compounds is discussed together with a detailed study of the reaction mechanism that permits hydridophosphazene formation. These reactions proceed via the formation of metallophosphazene intermediates. The nature of these complexes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6221-6229
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume101
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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