Versatile routes to selenoether functionalised tertiary phosphines
journal contributionposted on 30.09.2014, 12:53 by Tom J. Cunningham, Mark ElsegoodMark Elsegood, Paul KellyPaul Kelly, Martin SmithMartin Smith, Paul M. Staniland
New selenoether functionalised tertiary phosphines, based on aryl (2a, 2b) or alkyl (4) backbones, have been synthesised and characterised. P,Se-chelation has been achieved upon complexation to square-planar PtII (3a) or PdII (3b) metal centres. For 3a and 3b, weak non-covalent M◊ ◊ ◊ Se contacts were established using single crystal X-ray crystallography.